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City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



April 16, 1991 

Memo to File 

From Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



I began recording and writing up Minutes of the Civic Design Review 
Committee in June, 1989. 

To my knowledge, there are no minutes available for meetings of this 
Committee for 1988, or January through May of 1989. 





Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/agenda19891991arts 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
June 19, 1989 
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Commissioner's Room - Third Floor 
Main Library - Civic Center 

AGENDA 



PHASE(S ) 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

r-Tyrg Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



!• Encroachment/456 Leland Avenue I, II, III 

Rita Kitchener, applicant 

2 • Market Street Transit Shelte r I 

Site locations, materials list, 
photots . 
Gannett/Lewis Lillian, V.P. & Mngr. 

3 . San Francisco International Airport I , 1 1 

Addition to Boarding Area B/South 
Terminal/Design Review 
Airports Commission/Michael Allen, 
Project Manager. 

4 . Fence/Croquet Courts/Stern Grove I , 1 1 , 1 1 1 

Recreation and Park Department 

Barney Barron, Superintendent of Parks 

5 . Washinngton-Hyde Mini Park II 

Response to Committee's Phase I concerns 
and recommendations, and presentation 
of Phase II . 

L. Wayne Barcelon, AIA/Barcelon +Jang 
Howard Lim, DPW , Project Manager 
Tim Lillyquist, Recreation & Park Dept . 



6. Muni Potrero Division Facility I. II 
Renovation 

Barbara Moy, Public Utilities Commission 
Engineering Bureau 

7 . Kezar Stadium II 
Renovation 

Shannon Maloney, Department of Public Works 




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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

4 15 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne I lealy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

ie Rosekrans 

ara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N Isaacs 



MINUTES 
Civic Design Committee Meeting 
19 June, Monday, 1989 

The Civic Design Committee Meeting was held in the Commissioners 
Meeting Room, Third Floor, Main Library, at Larkin and McAllister. 
Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to order at 3:20 p.m. 



Commissioners Excused 
Anne Healy 



Commissioners Present 

John Kriken, Chair 

Rai Okamoto 

Robert LaRocca (arr. 3:45 p.m.) 

Staff Present 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission, and Staff Liaison 

to the Committee 
Regina Almaguer, Art Enrichment Curator 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

The following Resolutions were proposed for presentation before the 
full Commission on July 10, 1989: 



1 



Motion to approve encroachment, 456 Leland Aven ue, 
Rita Kitchener, applicant/Phases I, II, III. 



ADOPTED 



Ms. Kitchener presented plans and photographs of the site 
of the proposed retaining wall. The new wall will replace an 
old crumbling one alongside her property. Some discussion 
ensued as to the nature of the encroachment. 



2. 



Motion to approve Market Street Transit Shelter Site 
locations, materials list/Phase I. 



ADOPTED 



Mr. Lew Lillian of Gannett presented materials and explained 
the design and placement of the advertising kiosks. Phase I 
approval was granted subject to the following conditions: 

"Interior column spacing relationships/adjust to be equal 

°Cornice detail/more of a metal quality by focusing on the 
half-round 

°Alternatives to pyramid-shaped kiosk roof/make more compatible 
with shelter roof 

°Clarify relationship of kiosk to shelter/pictures, models to 
indicate positioning 

°Ribs in glass 

°Muni informational graphics/greater visibility 




MINUTES 
06/19789 



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CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



Proposed Resolutions (Continued) : 

3 - Motion to approve Addition to Boarding Area B/South ADOPTED 

Terminal Design Review/San Francisco International 
Airport/Phases I, II. 

Michael Allen, Project Manager, presented materials to 
the Commissioners. Dennis Rumsey confirmed with Regina 
Almaguer that the Percent For Art Requirement has been 
met . 

Discussion focused on recreating the interior space to 
minimize disorientation. 

4. Motion to approve Fence/Croquet Courts/Stern Grove/Phases ADOPTED 
I, II, III. 



5. 



Barney Barron of the Recreation and Parks Department sought 
approval of the fence surrounding two croquet greens, to 
provide protection from vandalism resulting from intrusion 
by byciclists and motorcyclists. He provided drawings of 
the park indicating the areas for croquet, and the location 
of the fence and gate. 

Mr. Charles Griffith, a neighborhood resident, presented a 
petition signed by approximately 32 families residing in 
the vicinity of the park, objecting to the fence and locked 
gate. The residents feel the open ambience of the park 
setting has been lost, and accessibility has been curtailed 
by a frequently locked gate, limiting use of pathways. 

Discussion ensued regarding the priorities of Recreation and 
Parks vis a vis the residents' concerns. Approval of the 
Motion was granted on the following conditions: 

°Removal of lock on gate 

°Provide passageway for people on south side of fence with 

access on east and west ends 
°Landscaping with greenery to mitigate appearance of mesh 

fence 

Motion to approve Washington-Hyde Mini Park/Phase II 

Response to Committee's Phase I concerns and recommendations, 
and presentation of Phase II were given by L. Wayne Barcelon, 
AIA/Barcelon and Jang, Howard Lim, DPW, Project Manager, and 
Tom Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Department. 



ADOPTED 



MINUTES - 3 - CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 
06/19/89 

Proposed Resolutions (Continued): 

Washington/Hyde Mini Park (Continued) : 

Phase II approval was granted subject to the following conditions: 

°More 'soft' landscaping in play area 

°Widening of sidewalk on Washington Street entrance by 
sluffing back front wall to allow for more planting 

"Introduction of planters along walls throughout park 
to develop more green areas 

f >- Motion to approve Muni Potrero Division Facility Renovation , ADOPTED 
excluding the front facade of the building/Phases I, II. 

Materials were presented by Barbara Moy, Public Utilities 
Commission, Engineering Bureau. 

This project involves renovation of a 72 year old trolley car 
storage facility, to enable the handling of present-day articulated 
trolley cars. This renovation will involve: 

°Complete renovation of exterior yard, involving redoing the 
overhead system and repaving the ground 

"moving a retaining wall 

Construction of a fence encircling the entire facility 

°sidewalk area 

"control tower/detach from building 

Interior Renovation 

Reorganizing of shop and maintenance spaces 

"replacing original main doors 

"painting interior and exterior of building 

Phas e II approval was granted, subject to following conditions : 

"Further study of proposed color scheme 

"budget breakdown clarifying City/Federal funds 

"project breakdown showing building proper /ancillary equipment 

7. Kezar Stadium Renovation/Phase II 

Shannon Maloney, of the Department of Public Works, presented three 
different arch designs for the main/ceremonial entrance to the stadium. 
Discussion ensued regarding these designs. 



MINUTES - 4 - CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 
06/19/89 

Proposed Resolutions (Continued): 

Kezar Stadium Renovation (Continued) : 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the desired effect should be that 
of a restored Kezar Stadium arch, unchanged, but "like the old 
days", rather than a noticeably different, new arch. 

Ms. Maloney presented materials samples, and these were discussed. 

Consensus among the Commissioners was that DPW is attempting to do 
a grand renovation with inadequate funds and inexpensive materials. 
The current designs are not acceptable, and further discussion is 
required. 

A continuation of discussion meeting was agreed upon for Friday, June 
23, 11:30 a.m., at DPW, second floor, 45 Hyde Street. 

There being no further business, the June 19 meeting of the Civic Design 
Review Committee was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

Submitted by: 

Lemora Martin 

Acting Commission Secretary 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
June 23, 1989 
11:30 a.m. 
45 Hyde Street, Room 200 

AGENDA 

PHASE! S ) 

1 • Kezar Stadium II 

Renovation 
ArtAgnos Shannon Maloney, Department of Public 

Works 

commissioners 2. Old Business 

Robert F, LciRocco 

Presldenl 3. New Business 

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Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anno Heoly 

John Krlken 

Amalla Mesa Oalns, Ph.D. 

RalY. Okamolo 

Docile Rosekrans 

Daibara Sklar 



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OrFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 

Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



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City and County of San Francisco 




Department of Public Works 

Bureau of Engineering 



KEZAR STADIUM 

Design Development 

June 1989 



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1. Site Plan 

2. Arguello Street Entrance 

Fencing Options 
Ticket Booths 

3. Design of Entry Arch 

4. Materials 

5. Bathroom Design 

6. Frederick Street Entrance 



City and County of San Francisco 




Department of Public Work 

Bureau of Engineering 



MEMORANDUM 



TO: Lemora Martin 

Arts Commission 



DATE: 



July 17, 1989 



FROM: Shannon Maloney 

Project Management Division 



SUBJ: 



Kezar Stadium - 
Minutes from the 
Supplemental Meeting 
of The Civic Design 
Committee on June 23, 
1989 



I would like to amend the last note under sub heading c. It was agreed 
that DPW would develop a quick study model of the arch and study the 
Frederick Street entrance in sketch form. 

Thanks for your help in correcting this matter. 



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City and County of San Francisco 




Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: 7-6-89 

TO: Lemora Martin 

FROM: Regina Almaguer 

SUBJECT: Minutes re: Kezar Stadium/Civic Design Committee/6/23/89 



Lemora: 

Thank you very much for attending and taking minutes of 
the meeting of the Civic Design Committee on June 23rd. 
The minutes are quite clear and describe this project 
nicely. 

There is one misunderstanding in the minutes. On page 
3, under "c" I am noted as "describing a proposed grid... 
of granite columns to be placed at this entrace." Actually, 
the artwork columns I was describing are to be placed at 
Pier 7; my intention at this meeting was that a style of 
columns similar to the ones being created for Pier 7 may 
be considered an alternative to the ones designed by 
the architects. 

This should be changed in the minutes. Perhaps this 
needs a report made by the Chair (?). 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 



cc: Dennis Rumsey 




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SAN FRANCISCO. 94102 



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15 Hydo Street 

Suite 319 

ian Francisco, CA 94102 

115 558 3463 



MINUTES 

Supplemental Meeting 

Civic Design Review Committee 
23 June, 1989 

The Supplemental Meeting of the Civic Design Committee took place on 
23 June 1989 in the Division Manager's Office, Department of Public 
Works - Bureau of Engineering, 45 Hyde Street. The meeting was called 
to order at 12:00 p.m. 



MYOR 
\rt Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

?obert F. LaRocca 
'resident 

Clancy Boas 
/ice President 

/ernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

dm Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

\nne Healy 

John Kriken 

^malia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

tal Y. Okamoto 

Dod ie Rosekrans 

■^ua Sklar 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
: ine Arts Museum 
Jbrary Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Commissioners Excused 
Robert F. LaRocca 



Commissioners Present 

John Kriken, Chair (arr. 12:05 p.m. 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Regina Almaguer, Art Enrichment Curator 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Shannon Maloney, DPW - Bureau of Engineering 
Tom Trimbur, DPW - Bureau of Engineering 

The following Resolution was proposed for presentation before the full 
Commission Meeting on 10 July 1989: 

I. Motion to approve Kezar Stadium renovation/Design ADOPTED 

Development/Phase II. 

Discussion : 

Kezar Stadium is in the process of being renovated, from a 60,000 
seat stadium to a 10,000 seat stadium. It will be used for high 
school athletics, community events, e.g. Special Olympics, walk-a- 
thons, etc. The purpose of the stadium will be mainly events of 
interest to the local community, rather than money-making events 
drawing large crowds. 

Bounded by Frederick, Arguello, and Kezar Streets, the stadium 
will have three entrances, with the main entrance off Arguello 
at the west end. Rather than perimeter walls, there will be a 
vinyl-clad, chain-link fence around the majority of it, with 
landscaping along both Kezar Drive and Frederick Street. The 
end zones will be graded in planes, sloping in a lawn down to the 
center. A football and soccer field will be in the center, and 
an all-weather metric track, to be open at night for community 
use, e.g. jogging. Another entrance is adjacent to Frederick 
Street, and another is adjacent to the parking lot, primarily 
for high school bus drop-off. Restrooms are located on the north 
and south sides. A maintenance yard is at the west end, landscaped 
to reduce visibility. 

The idea behind dismantling the perimeter wall and landscaping is 
to create an environment in keeping with Golden Gate Park. 




MINUTES - 2 - SUPPLEMENTAL MEETING 

06/23/89 Civic Design Committee 

Further discussion ensued regarding the particulars of the overall plan, 
e.g. locations of landscaping, depth of sloping areas, etc. 

Chair Kriken summed up the status of Committee approval of this project 
for Commissioner Healy, who had just returned from a two month leave of 
absence. The Committee has reviewed the site plan several times and has 
signed off on the basic site plan. At the last meeting, major questions 
emerged concerning the basic entrance structures. 

Chair Kriken cited the main issue of today's meeting, that of the entrance 
structures' af f ordability, given the budget; if not, then how is shopping 
center post-modernism to be avoided? 

a. Main entrance/The Arch : 

Commissioner Kriken noted that the purpose is to construct a new arch 
to trigger a memory of the original one, and discussion ensued regarding 
three proposed designs. 

He asked Shannon Maloney what the budget is. She responded that basic 
concrete block construction is $100,000. The facing will be in addition 
to that, possibly in the area of $50,000, with a total of $150,000. 
(The entire project is budgeted at $6,500,000.) 

Discussion focused on the shape of the actual arch relative to its super 
structure, reforestation of the surrounding area, and placement of the 
entry gate in relationship to the arch. 

Consensus was reached concerning the following: 

°A preference for the proportions of the lower arch 

°placement of the entry gate within the arch 

°a non-porous surface material around the base of the arch, 
e.g. the lower seven feet, that is graffiti-resistant 

°a monochromatic color 
b. Restroom Surface : 

Shannon Maloney presented drawings of two restrooms, each to be 40 feet 
in length. The surface design will consist of open air grillwork for 
ventilation, punctuated by columns at regular intervals. 

She stated the idea of incorporating the arch material into the restrooms 
with a reference to these surface columns. She suggested covering the 
arch restroom columns, and ticket booth surfaces with the same color 
of £ raffiti-resistant stucco to tie these elements together, visually. 
Discussion occurred concerning the open air grillwork area size, which 
has not yet been decided upon, with Commissioners in consensus on these 
points: 

'Graffiti-resistant surface material is necessary 
"the columns are overstated; a pilaster expression is preferred 
°a stepped roof line, like that of ticket booths, is more visually 
::L„* than the peaked one shown in the drawings 



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06/23/89 Civic Design Committee 

Restroom Surface/p oints of conditional approval (Continued) : 

°restroom grillwork should tie in with entry gate grillwork. 

Chair Kriken suggested proceeding to the next Agenda item, columns at the 
Frederick Street entrance, since these will refer to those on the restroom 
surfaces. 

c - Frederick Street Entrance/Columns : 

Art Enrichment curator Regina Almaguer described a proposed eroded 
grid of Tuscan style etched granite columns, about 13 feet high, to 
be placed at this entrance. 

Discussion occurred regarding column placement, height, number, and 
design. 

Shannon Maloney cited the three obstacles inherent in this project as 
budget, quality control of materials, and enormous square footage. 

Discussion continued concerning the 'fine art' aspect of this column 
design; its allusions to the past days of athletic glory of the old 
Kezar Stadium implicit in its 'ruin' imagery. 

Chair Kriken noted that this is a skyline, i.e. a grouping of vertical 
elements, and the overall pattern of how they fit together should be 
studied as such. 

Commissioners agreed upon the need for three dimensional models of the 
three entrance designs, the better to see how design elements of each 
work together, and how all three entrances refer to and visually 
complement each other. 

d. Ticket Booths ; 

Discussion occurred concerning the design of the 8' x 10' ticket booth, 
to be located at the main entrance. Commissioners agreed that the 
surface should be plain, devoid of ornamentation, and 'quiet' in contrast 
to the arch. 

Commissioners and DPW staff agreed that the proper graffiti-resistant 
surface material still needed more research and experimentation, and 
no decision was made concerning this element. 

There being no further business, this meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m. 
Submitted by: 



Lemora Martin 

Acting Commission Secretary 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA94102 

415 558 3463 



SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
July 17, 1989 
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Commissioner's Room - Third Floor 
Main Library - Civic Center 

AGENDA 



PHASE(S. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Krlken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
fcira Sklar 



1 . 



2. 



3. 



Moscone Center Expansion Pr o. ject 
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Ed Ong 

Market St reet Tra ns it She 1 ter 

Design review/Kiosks 

Gannett/Lewis Lillian, V.P. & Mngr 



Encroachment/si gn 
352 Sutter Street 
Mary Woods, Jack Scott 



Substation 



and Associates 



E lec tr ical 
#31 Balboa diesel coach line 
Public Utilities Commission 
David Sutter 



1 ,11, III 



I, II 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



5 . Kezar Stadium 
Renovation 
Shannon Maloney, Department of Public Works 



II 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




07/12/89 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, C A 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaty 
John Krlken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
D odle Rosekrans 
- ^-bara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



MINUTES 

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting 

17 July 1989 

The Civic Design Review Committee Meeting was held in the 
Commissioners Meeting Room, Third Floor, Main Library, at 



Larkin and McAllister 
to order at 3:10 p.m. 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Dennis Rumsey called the meeting 



John Kriken, Chair 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto 

Robert LaRocca (arr. 3:25 p.m.) 

STAFF PRESENT 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Nancy Boas, Commissioner 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

1 . MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT 

Mr. Ed Ong of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency gave 
a presentation, focusing on three areas: 

a. the new roof configuration at the entrance to the 
Moscone addition 

b. the ground level treatment on either side of the 
Moscone addition entry 



c. the bridges. 

Redevelopment architects' newest plan shows major 
modification in terms of cutting back the amount of roof 
overhang in front of the new lobby for the Moscone 
expansion. 

Mr. Ong described the initial intent of the Master Plan 
as a mixed-use development with commercial, open space, 
and cultural uses all working together as a single entity 
The bridges are necessary to connecting the cultural 
buildings with the amusement/ recreation/ retail/ uses on 
the roof of the Moscone Convention Center. 




MINUTES - 2 - Civic Design Review 

17 July 1989 Committee 

The Master Plan always called for a second level bridge 
from Market Street, across Mission Street, through the 
retail commercial areas at the west end of the second 
block, between Mission and Howard; with that bridge 
continuing across Howard St. onto the other recreation, 
entertainment and retail uses on the third block, on top 
of the existing Moscone roof. 

Considerable discussion occurred concerning the issue of 
how the bridges and the adjacent structures impact the 
ground level access to the Moscone entrance. 

Commissioner Okamoto stated that the Arts Commission has 
some specific jurisdiction with the bridges, because they 
are over public area, but not over the other aspects. 

Commissioner Kriken summarized the feelings of the 
Committee, stating: " I think our premise will be that 
access to the Moscone is a major public concern. Since 
the lobby is a public facility, that's basically the 
premise upon which the other points are raised -- how one 
arrives from the curb of Howard Street to the glass line 
of the lobby, and also how one arrives through what I take 
it will be a public park, the gardens area to, again, the 
glass wall of the lobby. These are things that we can 
test through the City Attorney's Office, but that will 
be our premise in considering those larger issues." 

Commissioner Kriken polled the Committee on its findings, 
with consensus on the following points: 

a. Pedestrian arrival at the entrance to the Moscone 
Lobby must be given priority. The current emphasis 
on bringing people there in vehicles is totally 
unsatisfactory and disregards the traffic crisis 
already existing in the City. 

b. The entire ground level environment suggests a dark, 
murky area filled with the sounds of buses, taxis, and 
cars, suggesting murkiness, noise and claustrophobia 
rather than grandeur. 

c. The design of the plaza does not reflect the quality 
necessary to a major public open space; this is a 
basic conceptual problem that must be resolved prior 
to any consideration of further design embellishment 
or art enrichment. The overhead bridges close the 
area in, blocking out light. 



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MINUXES -3- Civic Design Review 

17 July 1989 Committee 

d. The lack of clarity, unity and definition in the 
overall design has to do with the way the land parcels 
are carved up among the those involved — the 
convention architect, the on-line architect, and the 
theatre architect. Redevelopment must establish a 
means of getting everyone together to resolve these 
conf 1 i cts . 

e. The priority in getting people off the roof, down to 
the main entrance to the lobby, should be a beautiful 
design way in which you take people from one level 
down to the other level. The current design is 
unacceptable. 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that he envisioned a major 
pivotal point where people would be brought down, stating: 
"Maybe it's an open well, maybe there's a fountain or a 
sculpture in there, whatever. But, the fact is this is 
kind of sneaking from one level down to the other level. 
That should not be done. You have to think on a much 
larger scale. I could see those two zones (the two 
stairwells) really being redesigned and being restudied, 
and that's an integral part of the bridge structure." 

Commissioner Okamoto summed up the planning history of 
this project, noting that the original design called for 
a much grander scheme for the plaza, but it fell 
by the wayside because of cost, primarily. The question 
remains as to whose responsibility will it become, and 
who has the wherewithal 1 to pull things together. As far 
as the process in general is concerned, the opportunity 
for a coordinated approach to it was lost in the 
selection of separate architects for separate projects 
with most of the motivations -- at least for the Con- 
vention Center architect — being guided by the time 
frame and the commitment to conventions in 1991. Having 
participated in some meetings in which there was an 
attempt to coordinate and experiencing a lukewarm 
commitment to coordinating, he doubted very much that 
at this late date it could happen. 

Commissioner Boas questioned the necessity of two bridges, 
asking if one of them might be, practically speaking, a 
bridge to nowhere. She noted that planning a bridge in 
and of itself is not sufficient, what it covers over must 
also be considered. 



MINUTES -4- Civic Design Review 

17 July 1989 Committee 

Commissioner Kriken requested that Dennis Rumsey draft 
a letter expressing the Committee's concerns; to be from 
the Civic Design Review Committee to the Arts Commission 
and to the Redevelopment Agency, with particular emphasis 
upon finding some new ground to resolve differences. 
Mr. Rumsey said that he would forward a draft of the 
minutes to the Commissioners, from which a letter would be 
created . 

End of Discussion. 

Commissioner Okamoto left temporarily at 4:10 p.m. 

M arket Street Transit Shelte r 
Design Review/Kiosks/Phase I 

Gannett/Lewis Lillian, Vice President and General Manager, 
San Francisco Transit Shelter Program 

Mr. Lillian presented drawings answering concerns 
expressed by Commissioners at the previous Committee 
meeting: 

a. equalization of column placement/roof mull ions 
of the bus shelters 

b. profile detail refinement of cornice 

c. shape of the kisok roof /al ternati ve to pyramid 

d. clarification of kiosk placement relative to 
shelter/drawings indicating positioning 

e. greater visibility of Muni informational graphics. 

He reported that there are 26 kiosk/shelter locations on 
Market Street, rather than 33, as had been assumed. 
He presented a drawing showing placement of shelters on 
Market Street, 13 on each side from the Ferry Building up 
to the freeway at Franklin. 

Architect John Suarez presented a plan of Market Street 
showing the prototypical tree placement, relative to the 
kiosk and shelter placement. The height of kiosk has been 
diminished relative to the shelter, and a minimum cleanout 
space has been provided underneath. The dimensions of the 
advertising panels are 4' by 6'. 



MINUTES -5- Civic Design Review 

17 July 1989 Committee 

Two new cornice designs were presented, one two step 
version and one three step version, with a finer degree of 
detail. These new designs feature more of a metal 
vocabulary, as opposed to wood, which had been the 
Commissioners' preference at the previous Committee 
meeting. 

A new kiosk design was presented and discussed at length. 
This features a lowered, f 1 attened-out version of the 
original pyramid roof, and is 7' in height to the cornice 
line. The cornice detail has been simplified. 

Commissioner Kriken reported on the thoughts of the 
Commissioners as expressed in the July 10 Monthly meeting. 
Skepticism was unanimously expressed concerning the need 
for the third panel, encompassed by the bigger 
philosophical and ethical issue of trading advertising 
for 26 panels along Market Street, exclusively for Arts 
Commission use, and whether this benefit justifies 
building the kiosk structures. No one felt that enough 
information had been provided them about the general sense 
of street furniture along Market Street; they were 
ambivalent about voting on whether or not to build yet 
more street furniture. Given these concerns, the 
Commissioners voted to refer this item back to Committee 
for further discussion. 

Douglas Wright of the Mayor's Office summed up the origins 
of this proposal for the Committee. 

Addressing the concerns regarding streetscape clutter, 
Mr. Wright noted that the existing circular kiosks will 
be removed and replaced by the proposed three-sided ones. 
The current T Shelters will be replaced by the proposed 
shelters. The telephone booths will remain. 

Commissioner Okamoto returned at 4:25 p.m. during this 
discussion . 

Mr. Lillian noted Gannett's considerable investment so 
far in public service contributions to the arts in San 
Francisco, totalling $185,000 as of 06/30/89, describing 
the shelters Gannett has already built around the City. 
(See attached) . 

Commissioner Kriken stated the Commissioners' understand- 
ing that Gannett's two panels/shelter linkage is a given, 
and that the City's art maintenance program comes out of 
this. He reiterated the issue on the table as the third 
panel, stating: 



MINUTES - 6 - Civic Design Review 

17 July 1989 Committee 

"Is it in the City's best interests to put 26 kiosk 
structures down Market Street , so the Arts Commission can 
have its third panel . or to g_o with two p_anej_s — loc ation 
to be determined -- plus a shelter. " 

Discussion followed concerning redesign of the shelter, 
e.g. should two panels be placed on it, and no separate 
structure be built. Alternative shapes of the kiosk 
were also discussed. A free standing two-sided panel, 
which would not disturb the present shelter design, was 
also mentioned. 

Lew Lillian exhorted the Commissioners to "envision the 
creative" coming out of the third panel, rather than just 
the kiosk structure. He described possibilities: In 
conjunction with an impressionist painting show, 
reproduction of several of the paintings could be placed 
in panels along Market Street, creating a living gallery 
on the street. In meetings with the arts community, 
underwriting a festival for local artists was suggested, 
and duplicating their work on posters to advertise it. 
He cited last month's Art Against AIDS exhibit as an 
example. He estimated that every third month, the Arts 
Commission would be given the panels facing the street, as 
opposed to the buildings, for greater visibility. 

Gannett would bear all maintenance responsibility, 
including twice weekly cleanings of the shelters. 

Discussion followed concerning the kiosk triangular shape, 
alternative shapes, vandalism problems, and the pros and 
cons of advertising panels on the actual shelters. 

Commissioner Kriken requested full-size mockups in order 
to understand more clearly what 26 kiosks would be like on 
the street. He requested more fully developed plans of 
Market Street, to get a sense of current street furniture, 
and also wished to view the extended 16 foot bus shelter 
with ad-cams on either end. Mr. Lillian stated that there 
are two, one at Fifth and Market, on the north side of 
Market, and one on Third Street, mid-block, between 
Mission and Market. Commissioner Kriken requested a 
drawing or photograph of both to present to the full 
Commission . 

Commissioner LaRocca requested that Mr. Lillian give the 
details of the economic return to the Arts Commission. 



M_ I N U T E S - 7 - Civic Design Review 

17 Ju1 y 19B9 Committee 

Mr. Lillian responded that Gannett would immediately give 
the City $50,000, through the PUC , to be administered by 
the Arts Commission, for public art maintenance. He noted 
that the Arts C ommissio n wi 1 1 receive this maintenance 
money whether or not there are three panels or tw_o on the 
advertising stru cture . Ihjs is not contingent upon a 
three sided kiosk structure. Should the Arts Commission 
decide upon a two panel arrangement, either on a separate 
structure or on the shelters, ad space will be donated to 
the Arts Commission on a space available basis. 

Assistant Director Rumsey noted that a public meeting must 
be scheduled around a planned group outing to view the 16 
foot bus shelters in the above locations, compliance with 
the Brown Act. This will occur after August 1. 

Removed . 

ELECTRICAL SUBSTATIO N 

#31 Balboa diesel coach line 

Public Utilities Commission 

David Sutter of the PUC presented drawings of the proposed 
electrical substation. The PUC is electrifying the #31 
Balboa Motor Coach group in the outer Richmond area; this 
necessitates building an electrical substation to power 
the overhead lines. The site is located at 32nd Avenue 
off Balboa, on the southwest corner of Washington Heights. 
This project is scheduled to go into construction early in 
1990. A pre-manuf actured, pre-desi gned , standardized 
substation installation will be used; currently the PUC is 
doing the site-work improvement, planning, and design. 

The architect described the metal building as easy to 
camouflage with beige or white paint. It will be sunk 
behind a picket-type fence, painted tan, of split-face 
block pilaster. Landscaping of monumental trees and low 
shrubs will be planted behind the structure. 

Discussion occurred concerning fence height needed for 
security purposes, exterior lighting, and trees to be 
planted . 

The following Resolution was proposed for presentation 
before the full Commission on August 7: 

Motion to approve the Electrical Substation/ ADOPTED 
#31 Balboa diesel coach line/Phase I, II. 



MI N U I E S - 8 - Civic Design Review 

17 Ju] y 19 89 Committee 

This approval was granted subject to the condition of 
planting larger trees in the rear, in 24 gallon drums 
rather than 15 gallon drums. 

5. Removed. 

6. OLD BUSINESS 

Corrections to Minutes of 06/23/89; Kezar Stadium Presen- 
tation, page 3, item c. : 

Regina Almaguer noted that the "proposed grid of columns" 
she described is actually to be placed at pier 7. She had 
suggested that a similar style of columns be considered as 
an alternative to the ones designed by architects for the 
Frederick Street entrance. 

Shannon Maloney wished to amend the last sentence to read: 
"It was agreed that DPW would develop a quick study model 
of the arch and study the Frederick Street entrance in 
sketch form. " 

7. NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Okamoto reported on the aquarium project 
adjacent to Pier 39, on part port land, and part BCDC 
District land. The proposal is to build such that 
a portion of a park, that was subject to approval, will 
be removed. Aside from the issue of whether or not this 
open space can be conditionally removed, is the question 
of whether the Arts Commission has some jurisdiction or 
not, and should be seeing the proposals, since it is 
public land. 

Dennis Rumsey stated he would investigate the matter. 

8. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Civic Design Review 
. Committee meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m. 

Submitted by: 



Lemora Martin 

Acting Commission Secretary 



PUBLIC SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE ARTS 
4/1/88 - 6/30/89 



Campaign 



Contribution 



American Conservatory Theater 

Beaux Arts Ball 

Diffa Show House 

Ethnic Dance Festival 

Fort Mason Music Schools 

Jazz In The City 

Junior League Opera Previews 

Kirov Ballet 

Munich Philharmonic 

Oberlin Dance Company 

San Francisco Ballet 

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum 

San Francisco Opera 

San Francisco Philharmonic 

San Francisco Symphony 

Shakespeare In The Park 

Total: 



$10,000 
$12,500 
$15,000 
$12,000 
$16,000 
$ 6,000 
$ 8,000 
$ 5,000 
$ 6,000 
$ 7,000 
$30,000 
$ 5,500 
$22,000 
$12,000 
$18,000 
$40,000 

$185,000 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
August 21 , 1989 
3:00 - 5:45 p.m. 
Commissioner's Room - Third Floor 
Main Library - Civic Center 




AGENDA 



at Pier 39, Ltd 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vemon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
AnneHealy 
John Krlken 

Amalla Mesa-Bairn, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
■^irbara Sklar 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PRIVATE 

1. Underwater World 
Project review. 

John M. Sanger, Pettit & Martin, 
Attorneys at Law. 

SAN_FR ANCISCO POLICE DEPA RTMENT 

2. Koban on BART property at 16th. and 
Mission Streets. 

Lieutenant Thomas W. Suttmeier 

AIRPORT COMMISSION 

3. Addition to Boarding Area B/ 

San Francisco International Airport. 
Michael Allen, Project Manager. 

DEPARTME NT OF PUBLIC W ORKS - ENGINEERING 

4. Market Street Transit Thoroughfare 
Project. New boarding islands with 
speed signs requiring signage approval. 
Tom Thornton, Project Manager. 

5. Kezar Stadium. Redesign including new 
ball field, all-weather metric track, 
spectator stands, maintenance facility, 
planting, restrooms and entries. 
Shannon Maloney, Project Manager 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ARCHITECTURE 

6. San Francisco Fire Department Jones 
Street Tank, Residential Quarters. 
Bob Nist, Project Manager 

7. Junipero Serra Clubhouse Renovation. 
Berry Von Hungen Groth, Project Manager 

8. Pioneer Log Cabin 

Berry Von Hungen Groth, Project Manager 



PH ASE( S) 

I, II, III 



RECREATION & PARK DEPARTMENT 
9. Portsmouth Square 

(a) Elevator building 

(b) Sitting Pavi 1 ion. 
trellis, restrooms 



Phase II 
Phase I 



II, III 



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M I N U I E s 
Civic Design Review Committee Meeting 
21 August 1989 

The Civic Design Review Committee Meeting was held in the 
Commissioners Meeting Room, Third Floor, Main Library, at 
Lark-in and McAllister. Chair John Kriken called the 
meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. 



C OMI M IS SJLQNE R S PRE SENT 



EXCUSED 



WOR 
Agnos 



John KriKen, Chair 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 

STAFF PRESENT 



Rai Okamoto 



5MMISSIONERS 

bert F. LaRocca 
>sldent 

incy Boas 
:e President 

rnon Alley 

inley Eichelbaum 

n Fowler 

inlel Genera 

me Healy 

hn Kriken 

Talla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

I Y. Okamoto 

J^ Rosekrans 

^ a Sklar 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

•sidents of the 
e Arts Museum 
rary Commission, 
inning Commission, 
creation and Park 
>mmission 



?ECTOR 
3lre N. Isaacs 



Regina Almaguer, Art Enrichment Curator 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

1 • UN DER WATER WORLD AT PIER 39^ LTD. , PR OJECT REVIEW 

A brief history of Underwater World, an educational 
project, was given. A model and drawings of the proposed 
Pier 39 facility were explained in detail, and viewed and 
commented upon by the Commissioners. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the focus of this review 
must be on the public park and proposed modifications. 

Discussion centered on modification of bus and truck 
loading areas, involving some displacement of current 
landscapi ng . 

Commissioner LaRocca recommended cleaner walkways for 
pedestrian movement in the park area. 

Commissioner Healy commented that the wal kway/access route 
out on the pier along the water looked extremely bleak. 



Commissioners Kriken and Healy wished to know if there was 
any percent for art funding in the budget, and were 
informed that the funding is entirely private. 

The Commissioners passed a Motion pressing the redesign of 
the park landscape to develop the pedestrian promenade 
parallel to embarcadero. They requested to have a better 
detailed understanding of the planting and landscape 
treatment of the park, and they concurred with BCDC 
concerns that have been presented. 

Phase I, II, a nd IJI approval was continued until the 
September Civic Design Review Meeting. 



M I N U I E S - 2 - Civi_c Desj_gn Re^i_ew 

21 August 1989 Committee 

2 - SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEP ARTMENT/KOBAN AT 1 6TH AND 
MISS ION 

Lieutenant Thomas Suttmeier explained the purpose of the 
kobans . 

Drawings were presented and a description given of the 
design and materials. The sides of the building will be 
corrugated stainless steel, to discourage graffitti, and 
rusticated copper will be used on the roof. A band of 
tiles will be placed around the roof trim, and around the 
base of the building. 

The architect stated that the style attempts to follow the 
ethnic design of the neighborhood, e.g. copper roof tiles 
made to resemble terra cotta. However, Commissioners felt 
the end result to be excessive, and they disliked the use 
of metal to resemble another material. The appearance 
could be, in Commissioner Healy's words, "overwhelming" 
in its effusiveness. Discussion followed concerning the 
appropriateness of design and materials. Conse nsus was 
that the c olors and_ material s were acceptable, but the 
Commi s sione rs wanted a more natural use of the mate r i a! 
a n d a stream! ini.ng of the overal 1 desi gn . 

Contingent upon further study of the roof design, the 
following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on September 6: 

Motion to approve the San Francisco Police A DOPTED 
Department Koban on BART property at 16th and 
Mission Streets/Phases II, III. 

3. AIRPORT COMMISSION/ADDITION T_0 BOARDING AREA B 
SAN FRA NCIS CO INTERNATIONAL AIRP ORT 

Working drawings for Phases I and II were reviewed for the 
benefit of Commissioner Healy. Phase III working drawings 
were presented and discussed. 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on September 6: 

Motion to approve addition to Boarding Area B/ ADOPTED 
San Francisco International Airport/Phase III. 

4. Removed. 



MINUTES -3- CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

08/21/89 COMMITTEE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEERING/ KEZAR 
ST ADIUM/REDESIfiN 

Project Manager Shannon Maloney presented a model of the 
arch proposed for the main entrance. Samples of pre-cast 
concrete tiles for paving design accents and drawings of 
proposed walkway designs were also presented. Ms. 
Maloney noted that proposed columns — should budgetary 
constraints dictate these in place of the arch — would be 
precast concrete also, for easy maintenance. Discussion 
of the proposal, with variations, ensued. 

Commissioner Kriken requested clarification as to the 
core package, and which items would be traded off. 

Ms. Maloney responded that the core package includes the 
field, restrooms, promenade and track. The alternate bid 
items are field lighting, the grade of the metric track, 
and the arch. The base bid includes Frederick Street 
entrance columns, and columns at the main entrance. 

Discussion concerned traffic flow at various entrances and 
night time lighting of these areas. 

Discussion also concerned handicapped accessibility ramps 
placement. Commissioner Healy suggested an art enrichment 
solution to make them attractive. 

Column placement and height at the Frederick Street entry 
was discussed. Commissioners objected to the 10 inch 
risers proposed for the stairs. DPW had not defined 
these as stairs, but rather as a seating area. 
Commissioners favored five six inch risers as a safer 
alternative. 

Drawings modifying column hei ghts wer e requested . 

Commissioners preferred the rougher, sandblasted concrete 
surface. An aci d-etc hed ti 1 e sample was requested. 

Commissioners stated a strong preference for the arch, 
but realized that columns at the main entry were a 
possibility. Commissioner Healy noted that if this is the 
case, then a paving design must be created that strongly 
complements the columns. 

Commissioners discussed ways to make the site distinctive, 

should columns be placed there. Commissioner Kriken 

favored a lintel on the columns saying "Kezar Stadium", 

recommending inc luding cost for this into the base bid. 



M I N U T E S - 4 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

08/21/89 COMMITTEE 

Shannon Maloney agreed to prepare sketches of a new paving 
pattern and 1 i ntel . 

Chair Kriken summarized Committee recommendations: 

a. Redesign of Arguello Street entry, with columns rather 
than the arch 

b. linear paving patterns rather than striping 

c. acid-etched tile sample 

d. stair cross-sections 

e. drawing of restroom redesign, showing elevation 

f. drawing lowering 20 foot column height at Frederick 
Street entry. 

g. photocopy of light fixture. 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on September 6: 

Motion to approve Kezar Stadium redesign/ ADOPTED 
new ball field, all-weather metric track, 
spectator stands, maintenance facility, planting, 
restrooms and entries/Phase II. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC W ORKS/ ARCHITECTURE 

SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT/: JONES STREET TANK/ 
RESIDENTIAL QUARTERS. 

Bob Nist, Project Manager, presented a site plan of 
proposed new living quarters, to be extended from the 
existing structure alongside the property. 

Commissioners expressed concern over loss of both symmetry 
of the building's facade and the green area, and inquired 
about the feasibility of building a second storey; 
creating a mezzanine within the existing structure: or 
constructing equivalent square footage onto the front of 
the building, moving the facade further forward. Mr. 
Nist responded that the first two alternatives are too 
costly, and the third proposes logistical problems 
necessitating splitting the living quarters in half, with 
a central corridor for heavy equipment access. 



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M I N U T E S - 5 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

08/21/89 COMMITTEE 

Commissioner Knken suggested that, with occasional 
heavy equipment access in mind, one room could be 
constructed, minus the corridor, and furniture could be 
moved out of the way when necessary. 

Mr. Nist stated that this has all been previously 
discussed. One of the client's concerns is that in an 
earthquake, the fireman in residence would be safer in a 
structure alongside the property, with a sloped roof to 
deflect missiles descending from the tall building next 
door . 

Commissioners reiterated their concerns about loss of 
green area and building symmetry. Chair Kriken 
recommended continuation of Phase I and II discussion 
pending restudy of the frontal facade extension and an 
appearance of the client before the Committee to discuss 
any reservations. 

JUNIPERO SJERRA CLU BHO USE RENOVATION 

Berry Von Hungen Groth, Project Manager, presented site 
drawings and described the project: Roof repair, alarm 
system, a new storage area, clubroom expansion, disabled 
access to the clubhouse and restrooms, lighting in main 
room, repainting exterior/interior, repair water damage to 
accoustical ceiling, add shelving, add bulletin boards. 
The side entrance will be deleted, with the kitchen moved 
there to allow an entry on the front of the building. 
The community has approved this latest design. 

The new exterior would be stucco, with all boards and 
battens, which are deteriorated, removed. A drawing was 
presented showing the new entry/restroom design. The 
modules of the windows have been broken up into squares 
with new gri lis. 

Commissioners Kriken and Healy felt that the Spanish 
motif of the newly designed entrance does not work with 
the Fifties Modern style of the building. 

Commissioner Healy wanted to know why the original side 
entry was being moved. The architect responded that it 
was too far from the Director's office, and people have 
the habit of bypassing it altogether and going around the 
building to the back door. Due to a tragedy, the 
community does not want this courtyard entry used without 
adequate lighting. Entry at the front of the building is 
strongly encouraged. 



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08/21/89 COMMITTEE 



Discussion ensued regarding exterior entries to the 
restrooms being located so close to the main entrance, and 
the actual design of the restrooms. 

The budget is $150,000 for this project. 

Chai _r Kriken recommended restudy of the main entrance 
design in keep in g with the original char acter of the 
bui Iding. p rior to Phase III . 

The following Resolution was proposed for presentation 
before the full Commission on September 6: 

Motion to approve Junipero Serra Clubhouse ADOPTED 
Renovation/Phases I, II. 

8. PIONEER LOG CABIN 

The history of the cabin, built for the Pioneer Mothers in 
Golden Gate Park 1911 and added onto in 1931, was given. 

Drawings of the proposed renovation/repairs were 
presented . 

This project will involve replacement of damaged portions 
of logs and roof replacement with the addition of a 
diaphragm to make the building more seismically stable; 
replacement of the pergola in front of the building; 
addition of two handicapped accessible restrooms to the 
rear of the building -- about 45 square feet. The small 
kitchen will be expanded to accommodate community groups 
of 75-80 people, who will be renting the building. 

DPW is working with the few surviving original members to 
preserve replicas, photos, and other memorabilia in the 
glass cases as the art enrichment portion of this project. 

Funds for this renovation are yet to be secured. 

The following Resolution was proposed for presentation 
before the full Commission on September 6. 

Motion to approve the proposed renovation/ ADOPTED 
repairs to the Pioneer Log Cabin/Phase I 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVI EW 
COMMITTEE 



RECREA TION AND PARKS D EPARTMENT 

9. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Background was given on this project for the benefit of 
Commissioners Kriken and Healy. 

This project will involve construction of a new elevator 
building and new restrooms for the facility. The 
buildings will be concrete and steel, with decorative 
elements in wood. A Chinese motif in keeping with the 
area, will be used. The building surface within reach 
will be covered with white tiles. Some discussion 
occurred regarding building materials. 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on September 6: 



Motion to approve the Portsmouth Square 
elevator building, sitting pavilion, trellis, 
and restrooms/Phases I, II. 

10. OLD BUSINESS 



ADOPTED 



None. 
1 1 • NEW BUS. I NESS 

None . 
12. ADJOU RN MENT 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:55 p.m. 



Submitted by: 




Lemora Martin 

Acting Commission Secretary 



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Project Summary 

Restoration of Pioneer Log Cabin 
Golden Gate Park 



Goals of proposed project: 

Stabilization and repair of insect damage and log deterioration. 

Provision of handicapped access via front porch. Provision of (2) handicapped 
accessible toilet rooms by adding a small extension to the cabin. 

Reconstruction of original log pergola at front. 

Provision of fire protection system. (Automatic fire sprinkler system). 

Stabilization of masonry chimneys. 

Upgrading of existing electrical and mechanical systems. 

Miscellaneous improvements. (New roof, improvements to site drainage). 

Improvements to existing kitchen. 

Project area: 1,500 square foot gross floor area. 

Permitted occupancy: Approximately 75 persons for proposed uses. 

Proposed use: Community meetings. No night use. 

Proposed log repairs were compiled after log-by-log assessment of existing structure by 
Architects and specialist log consultant, Dr. Harrison Goodall. 
Methods of work: Four types of log repairs are proposed: 

1 . Splice new log crowns at corner joints. 

2. Reface existing outer portion of selected logs. 

3. Patch and consolidate deterioration with epoxy. 

4. Replace entire log. 

Estimated cost of construction: $360,000 ±. (Construction only. Fees and administrative 
costs, extra). 

Construction is to be carried out after thorough cataloguing of existing contents (artifacts and 
furnishings) is complete. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, September 25, 1989 

3:00 - 5:45 p.m. 

Commissioner's Room - Third Floor 

Main Library - Civic Center 

AGENDA 

PHASE(S) 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 
1. Mission Cultural Center 

Discussion of time-frame for new 

electrical service and new elevator, III 

in conjunction with installation 

of heating system. 

Bureau of Architecture/Robert Appleton 

Bureau of Engineering/Robert jew 

OFFICE OF CHIEF ADMINISTRATI V E OFFI CER 
2a. Moscone Center Expansion Project -DB-2 
Design Review/John E. Cribbs, Project 
Manager; Gensler/DMJM 

2b. Pedestrian bridge crossing Howard Street I 
Walter S. Yanagita, architect/San Fran- 
cisco Redevelopment Agency 

PRIVATE 

3. Underwater World at Pier 39 I, II, III 
(Resubmittal ) Pettit & Martin/ 

Richard Gaynor, John Sanger 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - Engineering 

4. Kezar Stadium. Contract doument review III 
Shannon Maloney 

5. Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project 1,11,111 
Speed limit signs w/project logo. 

Tom Thornton, project manager 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - Architecture 

5^ Jones Street Tank, Residential Quarters I, II 

(Resubmittal) San Francisco Fire Department 

Chief Frank Blackburn 

7. San Francisco Police Department Pistol III 
Range John Zoranovich 

AIRPORT COMMISSION 

8. Field Lighting Building I III 
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M I N U J E S 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
25 September 1989 

The Civic Design Review Committee Meeting was held in 
Commissioners Meeting Room, Third Floor, Main Library 
Larkin and McAllister. Chair John Kriken called the 
meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. 



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COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



John Kriken, Chair 
Rai Okamoto 
Robert LaRocca 



Anne Healy 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
^^^K Rosekrans 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



STAFF PRESENT 

Claire Isaacs, Director of Cultural Affciirs 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director 

Anne Marie Theilen, Director, Neighborhood Arts Program 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS LDPW) /MISSION CULTURAL CENTER 
(MCC.) 

Di scussi on/ti me-f rame for new electrical service and new 
elevator, in conjunction with installation of heating 
system: 

Adolph Rosekrans of Rosekrans and Associates, working 
with the Bureau of Architecture, presented master plan 
drawings and described this particular phase of the plan. 
The new electrical service must be installed prior to 
mechanical hook-up of the new heating system. The MCC is 
p resen tly without heat on the third and fourth floors. 

Given DPW's schedule, there will be no heating for the 
coming winter. The soonest the new system will be 
functioning is for the 1990-91 winter months. Robert Jew, 
Bureau of Engineering, explained that heating system 
funding was only just approved in the 1989-90 budget. 

Commissioners asked whether this process could be 
accelerated in any way. Robert Jew responded that since 
the electrical must be installed first, the time frame is 
subject to factors beyond his control. The bidding 
process will take three-four months, and construction will 
take another six-seven months. 

Commissioner LaRocca reiterated that the MCC has gone 
several winters without heat and inquired as to interim 
heating measures. 




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09/25/89 COMMITTEE 

I. DPW/Mission Cultural Center (Continued) 

Mr. Jew responded that some funding would have to be 
diverted from the overall project in order to fund 
temporary measures. The Commissioners agreed that this is 
not financially practical. 

Considerable discussion ensued. MCC Director Juan Pablo 
Gutierrez expressed considerable frustration at his six 
years of attending meetings relating to the lack of 
heating at the MCC. He described his as the City's largest 
multi-disciplinary Cultural Center which serves many 
people. The cold of winter time causes cancellation of 
classes and constant sickness among the staff. This 
situation of promises to do something "next year" has 
worked extreme hardship on the MCC staff. His appeal 
to the Board of Supervisors to remove renovation and 
repair jurisdiction of the MCC from the Neighborhood 
Arts Program (NAP) and placed under DPW was an attempt to 
expedite this process and alleviate bureaucratic 
entanglements . 

Commissioner kriken inquired as to whether the electrical 
and heating for the upstairs could be done simultaneously. 

Robert Appleton/Bureau of Architecture responded that he 
could not commit himself at this meeting but would look 
i nto i t . 

Discussion followed concerning consolidating phases of 
work, streamlining paperwork, temporary measures, vis a 
vis the overall master plan. 

Commissioner Kriken saw three possible actions, given a 
lack of understanding as to how things are channeled to 
the implementers : 

a. A motion to approve documents pertaining to the 

new electrical system and new elevator, so these may 
proceed . 

b. Bureau of Architecture should undertake an investi- 
gation in two efforts simultaneously -- temporary 
relief heating, and the long range master plan -- 
in the most fast-track manner possible, with next 
spring as a deadline. 

c . The issue of temporary relief heating. 



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09/25/89 COMMITTEE 

1. DPW/MlssJ_on Cu ltur al Center (Continued) 

Mr. Gutierrez reiterated his frustration at, once again, 
having to report back to his Board that the City is 
"exploring" ways of handling the problem. 

Commissioner Okamoto inquired as to some measure which can 
be taken to accelerate the bureaucratic process when a 
health matter is involved, as is the case here. 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion to approve new electrical service and ADOPTED 
new elevator for the Mission Cultural Center/ 
DPW design/Phase III 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Discussion returned to the temporary heating issue. 

Mr. Rosekrans restated that funding for temporary heating 
would only be money down the drain in the long run. 

Some discussion occurred regarding making approval of the 
master plan contingent, upon supplying temporary heating, 
but this was rejected as impractical in the long run, and 
it was decided to treat these as two distinct items. 

Mr. Gutierrez asked Rudy Nothenberg, Chief Administrative 
Officer, if it is possible switch from one line item to 
another, e.g. to use carpeting and seating money instead 
for temporary heating. 

Mr. Nothenberg responded that this is possible. The Arts 
Commission would request a reallocation of that from one 
capital item to another: then, issue a work order to DPW, 
to determine the cost of temporary work, and have it done. 
He mentioned the possibility of renting space heaters. 

The amount allocated for carpeting and seating is $22,000. 

In response to questions as to whether this could finance 
temporary heating, Mr. Rosekrans responded that this is 
possible in a limited area of the building. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that DPW will happily cooperate, 
but this project is basically the Arts Commission's 



responsibi 1 i ty . 

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09/25/89 COMMITTEE 

I. DPW/Mission Cultural Center (Continued) 

The following two Resolutions were recommended for 
presentation to the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion that the Commission make an emergency ADOPTED 
allocation, for a temporary heating system 
at the Mission Cultural Center for the winter 
of 1989-90, and further moves to urge DPW to 
investigate implementation of same. 

Motion that the Commission urges expediting ADOPTED 
both actions: the design and construction 
work of the master plan; and implementation 
of a temporary heating system for the Mission 
Cultural Center for the winter of 1989-90. 

Moved: John kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. OFFIC E 0_F THE CHIEF A D M I k !.IST_RA JI_Y E OFFICER 

a. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Mr. Nothenberg expressed his desire for the 
Commissioners' approval of a small part of the 
overall Yerba Buena Project; the lobby for the 
entrance to the new exhibit hall underground, 
on the block between third and fourth and Mission 
and Howard Streets. He regretted that the 
Redevelopment Agency could not be present to make 
its presentation today on the bridges, as their 
design is peripheral to that of the lobby. However, 
He stressed the necessity of making his presentation 
today, as his agency must begin construction by 
November 15. He said that while the CAO's project 
is connected to that of Redevelopment, it is 
independent of it. The Commission does not obligate 
itself in any future consideration of Redevel opment ' s 
part of the project, by whatever it approves today. 

Discussion followed. Commissioners were satisfied that 
the element for which today's approval is requested is 
neutral with regard to various conditions that have been 
raised in terms of the quality of the overall environment. 

The Following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on October 2: 



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09/25/89 COMMITTEE 

2 - CAO/Moscone Center Expansion (Continued) 

Motion to approve Moscone Center Expansion ADOPTED 
Project DB-2/Design Review/below street 
level lobby for entrance to new exhibit 
area/Phase III . 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

b - San Francisco Redevelopment Agenc y / pedestrian b ridge 
crossing H ow ard Street 

(Deleted) . 

3. UNDERWATER WORLD AT PIER 39 

Eric Patterson, project architect, presented drawings of 
two alternate landscape designs along the pedestrian 
promenade, addressing Commissioners' concerns expressed at 
the 21 August meeting. Scheme A locates trees along a 
traffic island and one row in front of and parallel to 
the building and the median trees; scheme B removes the 
trees from the median and places them squarely in front of 
the building, with a bare median and two rows in front of 
the building. Discussion occurred, with the architect 
stating two problems with trees along the median as being 
developing a watering system and protecting them from 
vehicles. Commissioners favored trees in three places; 
two rows in front of the building and a row along the 
median strip. Mr. Patterson concurred, favoring the mass 
of green that this would create. 

Addressing the issue of access at the front corner of the 
building, the building has been shortened and the park 
landscaping redefined in a cleaner design. 

More drawings were presented and discussed: street 
furniture details, an overall site plan, and elevations. 

The overall sight plan, and access to Underwater world 
were discussed. Several view bays protruding over the 
water have been added to the building design, necessi- 
tating eventual BCDC approval. There is also a new 
signing system of graphics, and the entry gate has been 
moved. Second level access has been altered and 
significantly enhanced. 



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Commissioner Kriken emphasized the Committee's interest 
the sweep of open space that extends along the entire 
embarcadero. The acorn light fixture, used extensively 
along the embarcadero and throughout the park setting, 
creates a uniform light necklace, from pier 35 to pier 45, 
and is extremely important in making Underwater World fit 
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Commissioner Kriken clarified that Phase I and II approval 

only could be granted today, since the project does not 

yet have working construction documents, which are 
necessary to Phase III approval. 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that Civic Design Review 
occurs in three stages: schematic, design development, 
and construction documents. The latter, working drawings, 
are viewed at a later time to determine compliance. 

Commissioner Kriken stated the Committee's 
recommendati ons : 

a. Landscaping design of trees, as discussed 

b. uniformity of lighting fixtures for continuous 
necklace along embarcadero. 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion to approve Underwater World at Pier 39/ ADOPTED 
Design Review/Phases I, II. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING/Kezar Stadium 

Shannon Maloney presented drawings and samples, addressing 
Committee recommendations of 21 August. 

She produced an acid-etched finish sample of pre-cast 

concrete, comparing it with the sand-blasted and smooth 

finishes. The intent is to use one of these on the base, 

the pre-cast moulding, and the sinage of the arch. All 
other surface areas will be acrylic stucco. 



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09/25/89 COMMITTEE 

4. DPW/KEZAR (Continued) 

Discussion of graf fi tti -proof i ng and choice of surface 
finish occurred. Sand-blasting was preferred. 

Drawings were presented showing columns rather than the 
arch at the Arguello Street entry. 

Commissioners preferred the horizontal lintel to vertical 
lettering etched into the columns. The imperial attic 
was preferred. 

Drawings of the Frederick Street entrance redesign, 
correcting stair risers to five inches, and featuring an 
additional riser were shown, as were drawings showing 
restroom surface redesign. 

Commissioners felt etched sinage on the columns at the 
Frederick Street entrance should be removed, as it is 
unnecessary and esthetically unpleasing. 

The Committee made the following recommendations: 

a. Lettering removed from columns 

b. Horizontal surfaces sandblasted 

c. Addition of imperial attic on the lintel 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion to approve Kezar Stadium/Contract ADOPTED 

Document Review/Phase III 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. DPW ENGINEERING/Market Street Transit T horoughfare Pro .i ect 

Tom Thornton, project manager, presented a sample of a 
Speed Limit sign with project logo, to be placed on 
boarding islands. 

Commissioners recommended continuation of this item, 
with the following changes: 

a. Deletion of the blue line around the drawing and 
text. 



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09/25/89 COMMITTEE 

5. DPW/MARKET STREET TRANSIT (Continued) 

b. Removal of the word 'thoroughfare'. 

c. Helvetica medium typeface for sinage. 

6- DPW ARCHITECTURE/ Jones Street Tank Residential Quarters/ 
San Franc i sco Fi re Department 

SFFD Chief Frank Blackburn presented drawings of the 
redesigned living quarters, addressing concerns expressed 
on 21 August. 

Chair Kriken summarized recommendations of that meeting, 
reflected in this redesign, which carries forward the 
frontal facade of the building. 

The following Resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion to approve Jones Street Tank Residential ADOPTED 
Quarters/San Francisco Fire Department/ 
Design Review/Phases I, II. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

7 . DPW. ARCHITECTURE/ San Franci scp P_ol_i_ce Department Pistol 
Range 

John Zoranovich presented working drawings showing new 
features of the project since Phases I and II approval of 
May 15, and addressing concerns expressed at that 
meeting. These reflect 90% completion and the project 
will go to bid in about three weeks. 

There are two key design changes: 

a. The baffold system has been changed from a new 
laminated system to a steel truss that uses a 
sandwich with wood on both sides, with 8 inch sheet 
steel in between. This will stop everything but 
bullets from a high powered rifle. 

b. A change in the stone veneer on the building's exter- 
ior. 



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/Police Pistol Range (Continued) 



Discussion occurred regarding various aspects of the 
overall design, including a proposed continuous planter 
box and trellised vine not featured in the construction 
documents, but intended as part of the bid. 

The following Resolution was proposed for presentation to 
the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion to approve San Francisco Police Depart- ADOPTED 
ment Pistol Range/Phase III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

8- AIRPORT COMMISSION/Field Lighting .Building I 

Project Architect Baljit Boparai presented drawings. The 
main purpose of the building is to illuminate two runways 
The building details were described. 

The following Resolution was proposed for presentation to 
the full Commission on October 2: 

Motion to approve Field Lighting Building 1/ ADOPTED 
San Francisco International Airport/Phase III 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

9. OLD BUSINESS 

None . 
10. NEW BU SINES S 

None . 
1 1 • ADJOU RNMENJ 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
5 :45 p.m. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Monday, October 16, 1989 
3:00 - 5:45 p.m. 
Commissioner's Room - Third Floor 
Main I ibrary - Civic Center 

AGENDA 

PHASE(S) 

PRIV ATE 

1 . ( a)Encroachment/ 1 anterns/343 Sansome I, II, III 
Gerald D. Mines interests/ James A. 
Morrison, applicant. 
( b)Improvements/tei desdorf f Street I 

between Hal leek and California 
(adjacent to 343 Sansome )/ James A. 
Morr i son 

2. Commercial Street Improvements III 

505 Montgomery/Andrew Butler and 
Associates/Andrew Butler. 

COASTS IDE COUNTY WATER. DISTR I CT 

3. Design Development Review, Crystal II 
Springs Water Supply Project 

Robert Rathborne, General Manager 

DEPARTM E NT OF PUBLI C WORKS - ENGINEERING 

4. Project Logo Sign III 
Market Street boarding islands 

Tom Thornton, Project Manager 

DPW - UTIL I T Y E NGIN E ERI N G BUREAU 

5. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant I 
J im Wal 1 sten 

6. Potrero Division Rehabilitation III 
(M-701) Muni /Mari posa & Bryant. 

J im Wal 1 sten 

DPW - ARC H IT EC JJJR E 

7. Sharon Building III 
Berry von Hungen Groth 

8. Fulton Clubhouse III 
Berry von Hungen Groth 

RECREATION & PARK DEPA RTMEN T 

9. Portsmouth Square III 
Gordon H Chong + Associates 

Gordon Phillips, Project Manager 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



M I N U T E S 

C I V I C [ i E : 1 G N R E V I E W C OM M 1 1 T E E 
Monda; ( ictober 16, 1 989 
Commissioners Meeting Room - Third Floor 
Main Library - Civic Center 

Chair John Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:10 p.m. 



COMMISSI ONERS PRESENT 

John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Rai Gkamoto 



COM MI S £ I ON E R 3 E X C USE D 
Robert F. LaRocca 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



STAFF PRESEN T 

Dennis Rumsey , Assistant Director. Arts Commission 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
ra-Js^. Okamoto 
*i« Rosekrans 
ra Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



PRIVATE 

a i Encroachment/ lanterns/343 Sansome 

Gerald D. Nines interests/ James A 
app 1 icant 



St. 

Mo rr i son , 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Mr. Morrison described this project as integration of 
an existing historic building with an adjacent new 
tower, currently under construction. An encroachment 
permit is being sought, to enable construction of 
bronze lanterns on the project's exterior. 

He presented photos of site models showing approxi- 
mately 20 lanterns at several street level 
pedestrian entrances. Detailed drawings showing 
exact encroachment and lantern design were presented. 

Mr. Morrison gave a history of the original 
structure at 343 Sansome Street, designed and built 
in 1903 by John Galen Howard. The new lanterns 
will closely resemble the two original ones at the 
main entrance. 




The development is a single project, with both buil- 
dings serviced by one mechanical structure and one 
elevator structure. The primary entrance is the 
original one, at 343 Sansome street. 

Discussion occurred regarding overall design and 
surface detail of the exterior surface. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on November 6: 



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Motion to approve lantern encroachment, 

Sansome Street/Phases I, II, III 
Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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b) Improvements/Lei desdorff Street between Hal leek 
and California (adjacent tc 343 Sansome St.; 

Mr. Morrison described this project as closing a 
half block of Lei desdorff Street, between Sacramento 
and Hallecl- Streets, daily from approximately 11:00 
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to create a pedestrian mall. 

The plan is to ^wp-. the entire sidewalk with 
rusticated terrazzo material, approximating the 
fountain green granite used in the base of the 
building. The paving will have an accent pattern 
of different colors. 

The protrusion of Wells Fargo's underground vaults 
into the street precludes planting trees into the 
ground in this area. They will be put in planters. 
They will grow to about 8-10 feet high, in pots 
that are 4-5 feet off the ground. 

Pairs of cast iron bollards will be located at the 
north and south ends of the street. 

Discussion ensued regarding lighting, street 
furniture, and public access to the area. 

Commissioners Kriken and Healy objected to "dotting" 
the area with potted trees of such small stature. 
Commissioner kriken noted a nice spacing of potted 
trees in another alley nearby, adjacent to the 
Merchants Exchange Building, which creates a sweep of 
green. He recommended the designer look at it prior 
to Phase 1 1 . 

Commissioner Okamoto recommended architect-designed 
newsracks . 

Ideas for the one percent for art requirement were 
di scussed . 

Mr. Morrison mentioned a plaque commemorating 
William Lei desdorff, the Street's namesake; 
a black hotelier who owned considerable property 
prior to the gold rush. He also owned the first 
steamship on the Bay and was the San Francisco 
Vice Consul to Washington D.C. 

Commissioner Healy proposed having an artist design 
street furniture. 



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10/6^/89 COMMITTEE 

1. b) Leidesdorff Street Ma 1 1 /Di scussi on (Continued) 

The precise amount available for art has not yet been 
determi ned . 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on 6 November: 

Motion to approve the initial concept of ADOPTED 

Leidesdorff Street Improvements between 
Hal leek and California Streets, adjacent to 
343 Sansome Street/Phase I . 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The Committee made the following recommendations: 

a) Incorporate public seating into the plan. 

b) Drawings showing lighting and street furniture 
in greater detail, 

c) Elevation drawings showing height of trees relative 
to other features. 

2. Commercial Street Impro vements/ 505 Montgomery Street 
Andrew Butler and Associates 

Mr. Butler described the concept of creating a 
pedestrian-oriented street in the 600 block of Commercial 
Street, between Montgomery and Kearney Streets. Three 
adjacent blocks have already been designed by Portman, 
and the idea is to have continuity in this fourth block. 
The design is an historical concept using traditional 
materi al s . 

Mr. Butler presented initial concept drawings showing 
three granite bulbs, one at either end of the street and 
one in the middle. These would widen the sidewalk on the 
north side of the street. Into these bulbs would be put 
street furhiture, trees, and all of the major 
improvements. This has been approved. 

Street paving will involve a design with two colors of 
interlocking concrete block. 

Discussion concerned delivery vehicle access and lighting. 
The architect wishes to use a light fixture that the 



M 1NUTES -4- CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

10/16/89 COMMITTEE 

COMMERCIAL STREET IMPROVEMENTS ( Continued) 

Department of Public Works says is extremely difficult to 
get bulbs for. DPW has put considerable pressure on 
Butler Associates to install a standard historic light 
fixture already in use throughout the City. The 
Committee agreed that Butler's proposed fixture was far 
superior and agreed to support it. 

More discussion concerned utility access during street 
repairs, and how disruptive it could be to the new paving 
system. Commissioners debated the use of brick versus 
interlocking concrete block. Architect Butler noted the 
latter was cheaper and easier to remove during repairs. 
Commissioner Okamoto noted that if the material ceases to 
be used, then workers cease to be skilled at working with 
it, further hastening its obsolescence. 

Discussion also ensued regarding resolving interdepart- 
mental differences of opinion over the lamp fixture. 

Chair Kriken proposed sending a letter to DPW stating that 
the Committee sees no reason why the fixture, already in 
use throughout the City, should be viewed as a unique 
maintenance problem. 

Chair Kriken wished to extract from DPW a suggestion as 
to how they intend to maintain the street over time, 
possibly in response to his letter: the objective being to 
get back to brick by making them face the difficulty 
inherent in any material other than asphalt. The modular 
materials acceptable to the Committee are brick, 
baumanite, and concrete block. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on 6 November: 

Motion to approve Commercial Street Improvements ADOPTED 
in the 600 block between Montgomery and 
Kearney Streets/Phase III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The Committee made the following recommendations: 

a. Use of the traditional acorn structure and pole 

light fixture, and recommendation that DPW approve 
same , 



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2 • COMMERCIA L STREET / Reco mmendati oris ( Con t i nued ) 

b. Use of modular material for street paving, as 
opposed to asphalt. 

COASTS IDE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT 
3. Crystal Springs Water Supply P ro.iec t/Des ign Development 
Review/Robert Rathborne, General Manager 

Assistant Director Rumsey stated, for clarification, that 
this is not a project of the City and County of San 
Francisco, and no City monies are involved. The project 
is privately funded. A portion of the project is built on 
City property. 

Mr. Rathborne presented site drawings and described the 
project. It is a water supply project for the city of 
Half Moon Bay, and a small unincorporated community to the 
north. It is comprised of a pumping station in the lower- 
Crystal Springs Reservoir, a pipeline routed to a storage 
tank, and pipeline down to a water treatment plant in Half 
Moon Bay. The portion on San Francisco land consists of 
the pump station, intake structure, the pipeline itself, 
and the storage tank. 

The project is highly environmentally sensitive. It does 
not disturb the pedestrian trail system around the lake, 
and it was primarily designed to go under existing roads, 
with a minimum of 36" cover. The intake structure will 
be underneath the reservoir, and there will be no visual 
impact, except during periods of low water. The pump 
station will not be visible from nearby highway 92. 

Mr. Rathborne showed more drawings and described the 
project in greater detail. He showed the floor plan of 
the pump station, with interior and exterior detail. 

The pump station will be painted to match surrounding 
vegetation -- mostly live oak trees and poison oak. 
Plenum structures for noise attenuation are on the side of 
the bui Idi ng . 

Discussion concerned choice of building materials, 
visibility of structures, and location of structures as 
they relate to each other, and as dictated by function. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on 6 November: 



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10/^/89 C OMMITTEE 

3. Crystal Springs /Reso l ution (Continued) 

Motion to approve the Co asts ide County Water ADOPTED 
District/Design Development Review/Crystal 
Springs Water Supply Project/Phase II. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

DPW-ENGINEE RING 

4. Project Logo Sign/Market Street Boarding 
Islands 

Removed . 

DPW-UTILITY ENGINEERING BUREAU 

5. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Jim Wall._s.ten, Project Architect 

Mr. Wallsten described his presentation as Phase I 
approval of the second phase of the project. The purpose 
of this stage is twofold: To increase the facility's 
capacity, the net output; and the ozonization requirement 
under the new rules and regulations for water quality 
control . 

John Toyota, Project Engineer, further described the site 
orientation of the new facilities and the major project 
components and their functions. The plant is not visible 
from nearby highway 280. About 130 feet down hill are 
homes in Millbrae, from which the facility are also 
hidden. The major project components are fourfold: 
Improvements of the raw water pumping station. New, 
larger pumps must be installed to lift water from the San 
Andreas Reservoir up 60 feet to the facility. The raw 
water will then be pumped uphill for ozonation. 

The purpose of ozonation is to meet future water quality 
regulations. Ozonation enhances water quality, while 
reducing the need for chemical additives. It greatly 
reduces chlorine consumption at the plant. Mr. Toyota 
further described the ozonation process. 

The fourth major component of the project will be an eight 
million gallon treated water reservoir, to supplement the 
existing six and one half million gallon reservoir. The 
purpose is to double the plant's water storage capacity, 
along with its doubled production capacity. 



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5. DPW/SAN ANDREAS (Continued) 



The project was described in greater detail and site 
elevation and floor plan drawings were presented. 

Dennis Rumsey noted, for the record, that the three items 
under discussion today are the ozone contactor enclosure, 
the bi- level ozone treatment building, and the water 
reservoi r . 

Discussion concerned visibility of plant components to 
the surrounding community. Chair P^riken recommended more 
detailed site models showing landscaping/ exterior 
paint/camouflage plans and site photographs showing 
existing condition as well, for Phase II. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on 6 November: 



Motion to approve the San Andreas Water j treat- 
ment Plant/Phase I 



ADOPTED 



Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

PPW - UTILITY ENGINEERING BUREAU 
6. Potrero Division Rehabilitation 
(M-701 j Muni/Mari posa & Bryant 

Project Architect Jim Wallsten described this remodelling 
project. Three things will be changed: Planting on the 
periphery, paint on the building's exterior, and redesign 
of the control tower, addressing concerns expressed in a 
previous Civic Design Review Meeting. 

Mr. Wallsten described the redesign and presented 
drawings. Commissioners discussed the design and the 
proposed materials, metal and glass. Metal will be used 
in the upper section to recall the metal doors, and 
because a lighter weight material is needed. 

The Committee made the following recommendations: 



a. Moving the signing over the entry board, together 
with the logo 

b. develop control tower as a light colored building 
and mitigate roof "heaviness". 



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c. use of a lighter color for th< 
proposed dark brown. 



doors than the 



The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on 6 November: 

Mot ion to approve the Potrero Division ADOPTED 

Rehabilitation (M-701) Muni /Mari posa & 
Bryant/Phase III. 

PPW - ARCHITECTURE 
7 . Sharon Bui 1 di ng 

Berry von Hungen Groth, Project Architect, presented 
drawings and described the background of this 
restoration/renovation, initially begun after a fire in 
1974. The building is an historic landmark, and the goal 
is to restore it as nearly as possible to its original 
condi t i on . 

The exterior stonework was severely damaged around the 
arches by the intensity of the heat. He described the 
problems and proposed methods of sandstone restoration 
and arch restoration in particular. He described four 
proposed methods of restoration. 

He also presented pre-fire interior photos of the building 
and described some pre-existing interior and exterior 
conditions that are to be replicated; e.g. roof ornaments, 
originally in clay, will be redone in fiberglass. 

A chart outlining Phase III repairs was presented: 



a . E_x teri o r W o r k 

sandstone restoration and cleaning 

new wood doors, metal gates, and window grilles at 

lower level 
resurface deck areas, main and lower levels 
extend height of existing balcony rails 
new handrails at entrance stairs 
new marble plaque at portico fountain 
new roof ornaments 
new planters at balcony 
miscellaneous work at concessionaire building 



M I N U I E S - 9 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

10/16/89 COMMITTEE 

7. DPW/Archi tecture/Sharon Building (Continued) 

b. Interior Work 

miscellaneous mechanical and electrical work 
new worktables, cabinetwork, shelving, and metal 

lockers 
miscellaneous interior work 

Commissioners commented on the beauty and uniqueness of 
the building, expressing concern that City monies are 
inadequate to cover the cost of proper -- and very 
expensive -- restoration. Mr. von Hungen Groth expressed 
his wish to replace gussets in the ceiling of the main 
room and to replace column capitals, at a cost of $50,000 
Commissioner Healy suggested attempting to raise funding 
privately. There is interest in doing this. 

Phase I cost about $400,000. Phase II cost about 
$1,200,000, and Phase III will cost $600,000. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on 6 November: 

Motion to approve renovation/ restoration of ADOPTED 
the Sharon Building/Phase III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

DPW-ARCHITE C T U R E 

8. Fulton Clubhouse 

Project Architects Berry von Hungen Groth and David Toy 
gave background information on Phases I and II, and 
presented drawings, describing the upgrading of the 
facility, originally built in the 1930's: 

New alarm system 

handicapped toilet access 

upgrade restrooms 

floor repairs 

new kitchen 

more storage in main room 

better interior lighting 

new metal roof 

new blue tile mound on fireplace hearth 

clean interior wood to reveal golden warm natural color 



MINUTES - 10 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

10/16/89 COM M ITTEE 

8 - Fulton Clubhouse (Continued) 

While replacing the shingled roof would be desirable, in 
keeping with the European cottage flavor, it enables 
neighborhood kids to climb on it, dislodging shingles 
which need constant replacement. A metal roof, if the 
budget allows, will be more practical and permanent. 

The wrought iron theme will be retained in the new 
hardware and hinges. 

Commissioner Kriken recommended exterior landscaping 
against the building to relieve the bleakness of the 
concrete playground coming up flush against it. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on 6 November: 

Mot ion to approve Fulton Clubhouse renovation/ ADOPTED 
Phase III . 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT 
9, Portsmouth Square 

Gordon Phillips, Project Manager, described the last 
phase of the project: 

3 new electric elevators 

trellis over entrance to existing bridge 

sitting pavilion to balance it symetrically around the 

br i dge 
relocation of restroom 
extending existing stairs from below to surface exit 

He presented an existing site plan drawing, with the new 
work overlaid. 

The overall color scheme was described: Rust red on the 
columns, major beams, and trellis, reminiscent of fall 
leaves; roof tile will be a matte glazed dark grey to 
black; walls of the elevator pavilion will be white 
tile, and painted white concrete; decorative elements on 
the rooftop will be gilded, and elevator doors will be 
satin brass. 



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10/16/89 



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COMMITTEE 



9 • Portsmouth Square (Continued) 



Discussion of design and color elements followed. As the 
facility is above ground, it does not need to be 
structured . 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
to the full Commission on 6 November: 

Motion to approve Portsmouth Square renovation/ ADOPTED 
Phase III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

10. OLD BUSINESS 

None . 

1 1 . NEW BUSINESS 



None . 

12. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
5:55 p.m. 

Submitted by: 




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Acting Commission Secretary 



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VIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Monday, November 20, 1989 at 3 p 
Civic Audi tori urn, Room 317 
San Francisco, California 



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Encroachment/flower stand at California 
and Drum Streets. Appl icant :Mehrdad 
Hakimian. Lee Moulton, Murata Archi- 
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benches and other improvements on 
Harrison Street at Ripley Street. 
Stephen Antonaros, agents for Messrs 
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3. 31 Balboa Electrification - Substation 
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MINUTES 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, November 20, 19S9 - 3:00 p.m. 

Civic Auditorium - Room 317 

99 Grove Street 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



Staff Liaison and Arts Commission Assistant Director 
Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to order at 3:20 p.m 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:30 p.m.) 



John Kriken, 
Anne Healy 



EXCUSED 
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MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heary 
John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Raitf, Okamoto 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



STAFF PRESENT 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 

Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

Private / Enc roa chmen t/ flower s tan d at California 
and Drum Streets. Applicant: Mehrdad Hakimian/ 
Lee Moulton, Murata Architecture. 

Mr. Moulton presented working drawings and site 
drawings. The flower stand is a painted metal and 
steel construction with a canopy extending on all 
four sides and an overhead skylight. Should 
electrical power become accessible, in evenings 
three lights could illuminate the flower stand. The 
flip front is 3 feet by 10 feet with 5 foot 
extensions on the ends for placement of flowers. 
It is a four poster structure around which tempered 
glass will wrap and be clipped to the posts. 

Power and water are still a question. Hopefully, 
electricity can be brought in, but water will be 
carried from the nearby Hyatt. 

Overall height is 8 feet, with seven foot, six inches of 
clear glass. 



Construction costs are estimated at $5,000.00. 

Commissioner LaRocca suggested this design could 
become a prototype for flower stand design. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on 6 December: 



Motion to approve encroachment/flowe r stand at 
California and Drum Streets/applicant: 
Mehrdad Haki mi an/Phases I, II, III. 



ADOPTED 



Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 




MINUTES - 2 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

11/20/89 COMMITTEE 

1 • Private/Encroachment (Continued) 

Recommendat i ons : 

a) Pick up the color of any nearby light 
fixture in the color scheme of the painted 
metal . 

b) Increase footage back from the curb to at 
least 4 feet, subject to DPW approval. 

2 . Private/ Encroa c hment/ 1 andscap i ng, stairway, 
benches, etc. on Harri son Street at Rjpjey Street. 

Removed . 

3. Public Ut i 1 ities Commission/31 Balboa Electrification 
Substati on/Kambi z Shadan, Project Manager 

Mr. Shadan presented site drawings and described 
two proposed minor changes, since Phase I and II 
approval, for increased security and enhancement 
of the visual effect. 

For security purposes, the pickets atop the fence 
will be curved slightly around, toward the exterior, 
to prevent scaling it to gain entry. 

The exterior surface of the retaining wal 1 will be 
textured, for visual enhancement, and to help the ivy 
climb it, as it grows. 

Final working landscape drawings were presented 
and discussed. 

Foundation drawings were presented and discussed. 

The following resolution was recommended for presentation 
before the full Commission on 6 December: 

Motion to approve Pub] ic Uti 1 ities Commi ssi on APjdpjed 
31 Balboa Electrification/Substation, 
Phase III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati ons : 

a) Bring two planes of foundation into alignment 
with each other, and with the existing wall. 



MINUTES -3- CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

11/20/89 COMITTEE 

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Discussion/Market Street Master Plan 

Sunnydale Pump Station Project 

J ID Manton, Art Enrichment C urator 

Dennis Rumsey introduced Public Art Coordinator and 
Curator Jill Manton to the Committee. 

Market Street Master Plan 

Ms. Manton expressed concern that various urban design 
efforts currently underway on Market Street not be at 
cross purposes with the Art Program Master Plan that the 
Arts Commission is in the process of commissioning. 

Since the Arts Commission will ultimately have to approve 
the canopy that Bechtel is designing for BART, Ms. Manton 
stated that they should receive guidelines from the Arts 
Commission, as well as an informal review, before getting 
too far into the project; and so that their design will 
not be rejected by the Arts Commission for a third time. 

She described the Market Street Site Profile, commissioned 
last winter for the Market Street Art in Transit Program, 
involving a cross-section of the Market Street community, 
e.g. artists, shopkeepers, urban designers, architects, 
bankers, etc. These people came to a series of workshops 
where they gave information about Market Street -- its 
history, use, architecture, characteri ster i cs , problems; 
and how a public art program, in this context, could 
address all this. The results were compiled into a Site 
Profile. Currently, the Arts Commission is advertising 
a design team competition for the development of a 
comprehensive public art plan for Market Street. 

She gave Commissioner Okamoto, newly arrived at the Arts 
Commission, a copy of this Site Profile. 

Em barc adero Roadwa y Project 

Ms. Manton described the Embarcadero Roadway Project, 
under joint management of DPW and the CAO's Office; an 
umbrella for four different projects, for which she is the 
Arts Commission liaison to the Aesthetic Subcommittee: 
Muni-Metro extension, Muni-Metro turnabout, F-Line 
extension, and new light rail line. 

Design Professionals from various City departments serve 
on this Aesthetic Subcommittee. They will work directly 
with the consultants contracted by the City to design 
the entire roadway project. This Subcommittee will act as 



MINUTES - 4 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

11/20/89 COMMITTEE 

4. UNFINISHED BUSINES S 

Discus sion/Embarcadero Roadway Project (Continued) 

a first level approval /di sapproval for what the 
consultants propose. 

Examples of what the Aesthetic Subcommittee will deal with 
are cross-walk finishes, thicknesses, type and color, etc. 

Ms. Manton will meet with this Subcommittee weekly, for 
two hours. She will keep the Civic Design Review 
Committee informed, issue by issue. Periodic informal 
presentations will be given to this Committee by the 
Aesthetic Subcommittee. 

She gave a copy of the conceptual master plan for the 
Embarcadero to Commissioner Okamoto. 

Some discussion occurred. 

Sunnydale Pu mp Station Pro.iect 

Ms. Manton briefly summarized the history of this 
project: The Arts Commission had initially commissioned 
artist Patricia Johanson to work with architects, 
landscape architects, and the Clean Water Program to 
basically transform a mundane, thi rd-of-a-mi le sewage 
treatment facility into an environmental work of art. 
The artist worked with State Fish and Game, the Department 
of Landscape Architecture, various community and 
environmental groups, and came up with a serpentine design 
involving the restoration of natural habitats, shellfish 
beds, tidal stairs, pathways, paving, landscape design, 
and seating. 

Arts Commission and Bay Conservation Development 
Corporation (BCDC) approval was contingent wholly upon 
the artist's transformation of this project into 
something unique and beautiful. 

In January, BCDC Design Review Board gave this project a 
glowing recommendation to the full BCDC Commission. 
Unexpected opposition came from the Audibon Society at the 
full BDCD Commission Meeting, who claimed that the 
proposed shellfish beds would take up mudflat area, 
destroying feeding area of migratory birds, in whose 
pathway this project lies. 

The Arts Commission and BCDC then agreed to bifurcate the 
project, approving the basic engineering plan, allowing 
construction to proceed. 



MINUTES -5- CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

11/20/89 COMMITTEE 

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS/Sunnydal_e PumpStation (Continued) 

The artist was told by the Arts Commission and BCDC that 
she would be given guidelines and parameters to redesign. 

Initially, $1,500,000.00 had been allocated for the 
artwork and landscaping, with .5 million contingency. 
Now, BCDC says the art budget is $383,000.00 and the 
landscape budget has been reduced to slightly more than 
$100,000.00, including the irrigation. 

Basically, something is now being built that does not have 
this Committee's approval. 

BCDC requires that the project first receive Arts 
Commission approval prior to granting their own approval. 

Ms. Manton stated that this erosion of the landscape 
budget, independent of what the artist designs with her 
reduced art budget, sends a message to other City 
Departments that you can get your Arts Commission Civic 
Design approval and if you need to, you make your changes 
and go ahead and build something else other than that 
which was approved. 

The Commissioners discussed pulling their approval. 

Ms. Manton stated that initially, Clean Water needed the 
support of the community, the Arts Commission, and BCDC, 
to get their project approved and underway. The environ- 
mental art and landscape design was previously necessary 
in order to obtain these approvals. She doubted that 
the art budget could be increased, now that construction 
is underway. 

$383,000.00 is 2% of $18,000,000.00, the overall 
construction budget. Landscaping and irrigation are 
deletable construction bid items that were added to the 
art enrichment budget. 

During her recent visit to San Francisco, the artist 
stated she would have been willing to eliminate the 
objectionable shellfish beds, and the Audibon Society 
stated that had she been allowed to do so, they would have 
withdrawn their objections to the project and instead 
supported it. 

Mr. Rumsey inquired about the application to the National 
Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to fund the project. Ms. 
Manton responded that the NEA disapproved the application, 



MINUTES - 6 - 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

11/20/89 COMMITTEE 

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS/Sunnydale Pump Station (Continued) 

having heard that the project was in trouble and unlikely 
to win necessary City approvals. 

Commissioner LaRocca inquired about reappl i cation to the 
NEA, as matching funds for City monies. Ms. Manton 
replied that this year's deadline has passed. 

Ms. Manton was instructed by Commissioner LaRocca to 
research the probable outcome of the Arts Commission 
withdrawing its design approval of the project; and to 
prepare a tentative resolution to rescind the former Phase 
III approval based on the fact that what is being 
constructed is not what was formerly approved by the 
Commission. The current landscaping and irrigation budget 
is inadequate for a project of this scale and visibility. 

Commissioner LaRocca stated the importance of getting back 
the original budget. 

Ms. Manton stated that BCDC could also sue Clean Water to 
this end. 

Jill Manton agreed to provide Commissioner LaRocca a 
copy of the approved construction permit, and the 
conditions thereof. 

Ms. Manton agreed to gather some additional facts for a 
presentation on 6 December, during the Civic Design Review 
Committee Report. 

5. NEW BUSINESS 
None. 

6. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
4:04 p.m. 

Submitted by: 




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Acting Commission Secretary 




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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Monday, December 18, 1989 at 3 p.m 
Civic Auditorium, Room 317 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



PRIVATE 

1. Encroachment/Harrison Street at I 
Ripley Street. Stephen Antonaros, 
Architect. 

DPW - ENGINEERING 

2. Project: logo signs on Market Street III 
boarding islands. Tom Thornton, 

Project Manager. 

CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

"j 3. Five-story garage at Bush and Polk I 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, December 18, 1989 - 3:00 p 

Civic Auditorium - Room 317 

99 Grove Street 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



Staff Liaison and Arts Commission Assistant Director 
Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Bal Y. Okamoto 
'S.sie Rosekrans 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED 
John Kriken, Chair 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 
Anne Healy 

STAFF PRESENT 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

Mr. Rumsey called for Agenda Item 2 to be heard first, 
changing the order. 

DPW/Engineering Project: Logo signs on Market 
Street boarding islands/Tom Trimbur. Project Manager 

Mr. Trimbur presented the earlier design and the revised 
design, done according to Committee recommendations: 

a. delete border 

b. delete the word "thoroughfare" 

c. change type face to helvetica medium 

Also, the blue background has been darkened, throwing the 
wording and graphics into sharper relief. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 8 January: 

Motion to approve DPW/Engineering logo signs on A 
Market Street boarding islands/Phase III. 



Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Private/Encroachment/Harrison Street at Ripley Street 
Stephen Antonaros, Architect 



Mr. Antonaros described the project as unimproved 
right-of-way at the top of Bernal Heights. Presently, 
the site is covered by native grass and fennel. 
Conditional Planning Commission approval of an adjacent 
subdivision partly requires that a step-walk be 
constructed here. 




MINUTES - 2 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

12/18/89 COMMITTEE 

2. Encroachment/Harrison Street (Continued) 

Mr. Antonaros presented a site plan. In agreement with 
the wishes of neighborhood residents, the native hillside 
grassland will be restored and a memorial to a neighbor- 
hood family will be created, the details of which 
have yet to be decided. Railroad ties will be used to 
create a pattern of steps. Two benches will also be 
placed there. There will be no standing artwork, and the 
only fixtures will be guardrails. The project will be 
financed by the subdivision developer. 

More drawings were presented and discussion occured. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 8 January: 

Motion to approve encroachment/Harrison Street A 
at Ripley Street/Phases I, II. 

Recommendations : 

a. Check code requirement regarding requirement for 
continuous railing for more than three risers, 

b. use impregnated wood for risers for durability, 

c. investigate alternative to pea gravel around 
risers, as it is dangerous to walk on when it gets 
onto them. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. City of San Francisco Parking Authority 
Five-Storey garage at Bush and Polk 
Robert J. Riegel /Gordon Chong & Associates 

Mr. Chong presented site drawings and described the 
surrounding area. The structure will be bounded by Bush, 
Polk, and Fern Streets, with no access permitted from 
Polk. Entrys and exits will both be located on Bush 
Street, one-way inbound, and Fern Street, an alley. The 
fourth side is adjacent to a building. 

The site is 10,000 square feet, and is seen as important 
parking access in a congested neighborhood. The objective 
is to blend the structure architecturally with existing 
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12/18/89 COMITTEE 

3. Parking Authority/Bush & Polk (Continued) 

About 141 parking stalls and 5,100 square feet of ground 
level retail space and ingress/egress ramps are planned. 
The structure will be 7 and 1/2 storeys tall, including 1 
and 1/2 below ground levels and the rooftop. Because 
there is a downgrade of 6 feet from Bush Street to Fern 
Alley, City Planning requires that the building be 
staggered down Polk Street. 

Mr. Chong pointed out other features of the structure: 
tenant restrooms, stairs, elevators, and ramping 
configuration. There will be about 21 parking stalls 
per floor. He described the ticketing system: The 
entrys/exits have been placed as far down Bush and Fern 
Streets as possible to get them away from the Bush/Polk 
intersection. The ticket spitters are far into the 
garage, to alleviate queing problems. The driver takes a 
ticket, parks, exits, and upon returning, pays at a 
pre-pay booth, gets a receipt stub, and then, upon driving 
out, sticks the receipt into the ticket spitter which 
raises the gate, and exits. 

Various drawings were presented and discussed. 

A site analysis was presented, showing how the garage fits 
into the area's architecture, with emphasis upon creating 
a definitive cap and base. 

Pastel colored stucco will most likely be used on the 
exterior surface. A sinage band will be created at the 
first retail level, but this will be considered in greater 
detail during Phase II, when a graphics package will be 
presented. 

Considerable discussion ensued regarding exterior design 
elements and surface detail of the structure. 

Commissioners LaRocca and Healy felt that the top cornice 
could be more forceful. Commissioner Healy asked why the 
design across the top along Polk Street has a break in 
it, as opposed to being a continuous band all the way 
across. Mr. Chong responded that the stepping requirement 
dictates that the roof line be broken up, and the design 
break corresponds to this. Some discussion occurred. 

Discussion of art enrichment began. The overall budget is 
$3,500,000.00. The foremost idea is to have artist- 
designed grillwork covering the voids. Another 
possibility is artwork at the entry near the cashier. 



MINUTES - 4 - CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

12/18/89 COMMITTEE 

3. Parking Authority/Bush/Polk Art Enrichment (Continued) 

Commissioner Healy noted the art enrichment grillwork at 
Kezar Stadium and described the limited competition that 
led to the selection of the artist. The art enrichment 
portion of this project will come before the Visual Art 
Committee, which she chairs. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 8 January: 

Motion to approve City of San Francisco Parking A 
Authority five-storey garage at Bush and 
Polk Streets/Phase I. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati ons : 

a. Bring darker color on exterior surface up into 
the top of building, to add weight and tie it in 
with the rest of the building, 

b. redesign top cornice to turn the corner, to give 
roof element more substance, and bring mockup of 
this to Committee, 

c. construct larger overall model, giving surface 
material detail and color scheme, 

d. bring graphics presentation. 

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 
None. 

5. NEW BUSINESS 
None. 

6. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
4: 15 p.m. 



Submitted by: 




Lemora Martin 

Acting Commission Secretary 



Gordon H Chong + Associates 
A rchitects I Engineers 



BUSH/POLK PARKING STRUCTURE 

SAN FRANCISCO PARKING AUTHORITY 

BUILDING ANALYSIS 

DECEMBER 12, 1989 



Area 



Site: 



120'-0" wide x 86'-6" deep; 10,380 sq. ft. total 



Ground Floor: ± 5,100 sq. ft. retail; ± 5,280 ramps, vertical circulation, 
and support area 

Typical Floor: 10,380 sq. ft. (21 cars per floor, compact/full size mix) 



2. Zoning 

C2 Community Business 



Height: 

Total Number 
of Stalls: 

Total Area 
of Retail: 



Permitted 
By Negative 
Declaration 

65'-0" 



156 



5,100 sq. ft. 



Proposed 

52'-9" 



141 



8,000 sq. ft. 



3. Proposal 

A. Elevations: 

B. Entry: 



Reflects patterns and scale of surrounding 
neighborhood. Idea is to integrate the new structure 
with the older context. 

Entrance to upper parking levels holding 
approximately 106 parking spaces is on Bush Street 
(approximately 60'-0" from the corner of Bush/Polk). 
Entrance to lower parking levels holding 
approximately 35 stalls is on Fern Street 
(approximately 60'0" from the corner of Fern/Polk). 



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Bush/Polk Parking Structure 
San Francisco Parking Authority 
Building Analysis 
December 12, 1989 
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C. Loading: 



D. 



Pedestrian 
Circulation: 



E. Security: 



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Stripped curbs along Fern Street and Bush Street for 
off-site loading. Coordinate schedule of loading so 
as not to conflict with peak traffic hours. 

Two stairs, one at Fern Street and one at Bush 
Street, located close to vehicle entry. One elevator 
at Bush Street located adjacent to stair. 

Vehicular at Bush Street: Rolling grilles at vehicle 
entry and exit lanes will roll on when garage closes. 

Vehicular at Fern Street: Rolling grilles at vehicle 
entry and exit lanes will roll down when lower floor 
parking spaces are not in demand. 

Stairs/Elevators: Security screen will close off 
access to stairs and elevators at Bush Street. Exit 
door at Fern Street will only allow exiting from 
parking floors and not entry from Fern Street. 
Pedestrian access from Fern Street will be controlled 
by a security screen door. 



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Memo to File 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dod le Rosekrans 



From Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary- 
Re: Civic Design Review Committee Meeting of January, 1990 

I was not present at this month's Committee meeting. To my knowledge, 
no minutes were taken. 




EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, February 26, 1990 at 3 p.m 

Department of Public Health 

101 Grove Street, Room 302 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



PRIVATE 



1. California Academy of Sciences. Revised I, II, III 
plans for the Cowell Hall porch. Glen H. 

Angel 1, Project Manager. (This project 
was originally approved by the Arts 
Commission on June 6, 1988.) 

2. Design development/Lei desdorf Street II 
pedestrian way adjacent to the 343 

Sansome Street project. James A. 
Morrison/Gerald D. Hines 

CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN PARKING CORP. 

3. Bush/Polk Parking Garage. Stage II II 
Design Review. Robert Riegel, Gordon 

H. Chong + Associates. 

DPW - BUREAU OF ARCHITECTS 

4. Mental Health Facility/San Francisco 1(a) 
General Hospital. Concept review. 

Alex Bonutti /Kapl an , McLaughlin & 
Diaz. 

RECREATION & PARK DEPARTMENT 

5. Washington-Hyde Mini Park. L. Wayne III 
Barcelon/Barcel on + Jang. 



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415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

26 February, 1990 

Room 302 - Department of Public Health 

101 Grove Street - at Polk Street 

3:00 p.m. 

Assistant Director Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to 
order at 3:15 p.m. 

ROLL 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto Robert LaRocca 

Others Present 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 

Revised Plans/Cowell Hall Porch 

Architect David Robinson, of Robinson, Mills and Williams, 
gave background on this project, originally approved by the 
Civic Design Review Committee and full Commission in June, 
1988: Enclosure of the front porch is part of the master 
expansion plan for the coming 20-30 years, approved at that 
time. However, upon reevaluating the structural viability 
of the various buildings, Cowell Hall was determined to be 
one of the most deficient. 

After the October 17, 1989 earthquake, this became a major 
priority. Proposition A mandates funding for seismic 
upgrading of City-owned buildings. 

The changes proposed today, on what was approved two years 
ago, are exclusively concerned with seismic bracing on the 
porch. Mr. Robinson compared the drawings previously 
approved with revised drawings and a model based on these. 

Mr. Robinson noted the planned relocation to the main entry 
of the dolphin fountain sculpture currently in the interior 
courtyard. He stated this will be a later phase, and is 
important as the singular thing that gives the building its 
needed identification. 




After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made to the full Commission on 5 March 1990: 



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1. CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Continued) 

MOTION TO APPROVE the California Academy of Sciences A 
revised plans for the Cowell Hall porch/Phases I, II, 
III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT/LEIDESDORF STREET PEDESTRIAN WAY 

James Morrison, representing Gerald D. Hines Interests, 
briefly reviewed this project, refering to Committee 
approval of the lantern encroachment/Phase I, granted at 
last October's meeting. The project involves closure of 
Leidesdorf Street during noontime, between Hal leek and 
Sacramento Streets, creating a pedestrian way. 

Commissioner Kriken wished to know the architect's rationale 
of the poles and banners. 

Mr. Morrison responded that this would better define the 
project from both Sacramento and California Streets. 

Some more discussion followed. In addition to obscuring the 
lanterns and squeezing the sidewalk, Commissioners felt 
there was not enough space for the banner poles and adequate 
street right-of-way. 

Part of the art enrichment will include a bronze plaque 
describing the life of prominent early San Franciscan 
William Leidesdorf. Dennis Rumsey referred Mr. Morrison to 
Jill Manton , Public Art Coordinator, who will eventually be 
involved with the percent for art requirement on this 
project. 

Discussion of the teak benches occurred. Commissioners 
expressed concerns about the high maintenance aspect and 
potential vandalism. 

Subject to certain conditions, the Committee made the 
following recommendation for presentation before the full 
Commission on 5 March, 1990: 

MOTION TO APPROVE design development/Lei desdorf Street A 
pedestrian way adjacent to the 343 Sansome Street 
project/Phase II. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendat i ons : 



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2. LEIDESDORF STREET (Continued) 

a. redesign of benches with a wooden seating portion and 
concrete or stone supports, to reduce high maintenance 
and vulnerability factor. 

b. Banner pole placement at either end of space, rather 
than in front of building, so as not to conflict with 
lanterns, thereby obviating a traffic hazard and 
narrowing of the walkway between the poles and the 
bui ldi ng . 

c. Place bollards to enable access of emergency vehicles. 

d. Check with DPW on placement of planters, to avoid 
narrowing of walkway between them and building. 

e. Examine Bel den Place and Buchanan Street pedestrian 
closures, vis a vis DPW curb requirement. 

3. BUSH/POLK PARKING GARAGE/STAGE II DESIGN REVIEW 

Gordon H. Chong gave a brief review of the Project. The 
number of parking stalls has been reduced from 143 to 132, 
by elimination of the basement level. Scale of the building 
is 55 feet. He described the way the design of the 
structure will fit into the neighborhood. 

The new design addresses concerns expressed during Phase I 
approval. The cap is now continuous and rounds the corner 
of the building. 

The Visual Arts Committee has approved the concept of 
artist-designed metal grills covering open areas. 

Discussion followed concerning the color and surface design 
of the facades of the building. More drawings and a facade 
model were presented and discussed. 

A Graphics package for exterior parking and the retail 
spaces was presented. 

Interior sinage plays off the concept of 'Bush' and 'Fern'. 
The lowest floor will have a fern icon, with the upper 
floors having a bush. Colors will be used to identify 
floors. These symbols and colors will be used on all 
directional signs and graphics within the garage. Plaques 
will depict area history, immediate location maps, prepay 
booth, and directions. 

Discussion followed, with procedures outlined for sign 
approval and for sign maintenance. 

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3. BUSH/POLK PARKING GARAGE (Continued) 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation to the full Commission on 5 March, 1990: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Bush/Polk Parking Garage A 

Stage II Design Review/Phase Ila. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendations: 

a. Give presentation of interior and rooftop lighting 
plan. 

b. Present a sample board showing color/material treatment 
of the exterior, as it emerges in further detail, prior 
to Phase III. 

Some further discussion occurred on the Visual Art portion 
of this project. 

4. MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY/SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 
CONCEPT REVIEW 

Alex Bonutti of DPW described the project as a 185 bed 
skilled nursing facility for mentally ill patients who no 
longer need to be in the acute care setting, but are not yet 
ready for outplacement into the community. It will have a 
therapeutic function, enabling the patients to develop 
skills necessary for outplacement. 

The site, located on Potrero Avenue, will be the last 
building to be constructed on the hospital campus. It will 
be in a deco style, 7 storeys tall, with copper and brick 
trim. 

Drawings of the proposed building were presented and 
descri bed . 

A discreet and distinct adolescent psychiatric care unit is 
planned. It will have its own entrance, identity, outdoor 
spaces, classrooms, and parking. 

Entrance locations, patient admissions areas, and the 
situation of the buildings, as they will fit into the 
overall site, were described. 

The architecture will be in keeping with the style of the 
older bui ldings. 

The entire building has been designed around a religious 
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4. MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY (Continued) 

originally occupied the site. Currently, the grotto is in 
disrepair and filled with graffitti. A statue which 
formerly occupied it has been removed for safekeeping. 

The percent for art portion of the overall budget is 
$350,000.00. 

Landscaping was discussed. The very old eucalyptus trees 
will be replaced, but the type of tree has not yet been 
determined . 

Vehicle entrances/exits were described briefly. 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation to the full Commission on 5 March, 1990: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Mental Health Facility/ A 

San Francisco General Hospital Concept Review/ 
Phase I . 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati ons : 

a. Discuss the art enrichment program in greater detail. 

b. Give a more detailed presentation of entrances/exits to 
the site. 

c. Give a more detailed landscape presentation. 

d. Prepare a diagrammatic aerial view of the site showing 
how it is situated within the entire campus. 

5. WASHINGTON-HYDE MINI PARK 

Architects Darlene Jang and Wayne Barcelon presented 
drawings and responded to recommendations made during the 
Phase II presentation. 

Refinements have been made to increase the number of planter 
areas against the adjacent building walls. More greenscape 
has been introduced into the project. Portions of the front 
wall have been pushed back to increase planting areas. 

Reduction of play structure has been made at the north end 
of the site, owing to refinements of clearances needed. 

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5. WASHINGTON-HYDE MINI PARK (Continued) 

More sitting areas for parents have been added along the tot 
play area. A continuous walkway around the park has been 
added, to enable parents to sit at the rear of the site. 

As recommended, night lighting for security will be 
incorporated and controlled, so as not to go off-site. 
Fixtures have not yet been chosen. Within the architectural 
walls, path lights will illuminate the walkway. Some 
discussion followed. 

Commissioner Kriken requested a more detailed planting and 
tree plan, with street elevation. He stated that from the 
working drawings viewed today, one does not get a sense of 
greenery associated with a park. 

Discussion was continued until the next Committee meeting on 
March 19. No recommendation was made at this time. 

6. NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioners unanimously agreed to place the Embarcadero 
Expressway decision on today's Agenda for discussion. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that this Committee might raise, 
for the Arts Commission, the importance of the decision to 
demolish the Embarcadero Expressway, and go on record with a 
statement about it. 

It was agreed to place this item on the Agenda for the next 
full Commission meeting of March 5, under Committee Reports, 
as an open question for discussion. 

7 . ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
5 :45 p.m. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, March 19, 1990 at 3 p.a 
Ballet Building, 455 Franklin 
Dollar Board Room, First Floor 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



PRESENTATION 



I. Project to design entrance canopies for BART 
along Market Street. Robert Reynolds/Bechtel . 

Components : 

1. presentation of canopy designs. 

2. slides/design criteria 

3. representation of existing 

conditions along Market Street 

PRIVATE 

II. Michelangelo Park/plaque, acknowledging I 
various City agencies, corporations, 
foundations and individuals for their 

support of the design and development of 
Michaelangelo Park. Presented by Nan 
McGuire, "Friends of Michaelangelo. 

RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT 

III. Washington-Hyde Mini Park. Ill 
Barcelon + Jan 

( resubmi ttal ) 

COMMITTEE DISCUSSION 

IV. Embarcadero Expressway. Discussion of Embarcadero 
freeway demolition. Draft position statement, to be 
presented to full Commission on April 2, 1990. 

CONTINUING BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS 



CDREVIEW. W P S 3 / 1 4 / 9 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



Dollar Board 



MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

19 March, 1990 
Room - 455 Franklin Street - Ballet Building 
3:00 p.m. 



Assistant Director Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to 
order at 3:15 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto J 

Acdie Rosekrans 
- ^ara Sklar 



ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 



Commissioners Excused 

None 



(arr . 3:25 p.m. ) 



Others Present 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Public Art Coordinator 

PRESENTATION: PROJECT TO DESIGN BART ENTRANCE CANOPIES 
ALONG MARKET STREET 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Jill Manton introduced design team member Andrea Cochran, 
and Bob Keenan and Bob Wood of Bechtle. 

Mr. Keenan stated that he and Mr. Wood are working as 
consultants to BART on the canopy enclosure system for 
Market Street BART entrances. He gave background on the 
project. 

Mr. Keenan and Mr. Wood showed slides of subway entrance 
canopies from around the world, with examples of designs to 
be emulated and mistakes to be avoided. Slides were also 
shown of Market Street BART entrances and exits, with an 
analysis of their present condition. 



Mr. Keenan described five design components: 

a) Sense of Place - elements, light fixtures, monuments, 
etc. 

b) Weather Protection - protect patrons and reduce 
escalator down time. 

c) Safety and Security - need to secure entrys from the 
top with rolldown door systems, grillwork. 

d) Integration with Market Street - integration with basic 
design elements of Market Street. 




Discussion occurred regarding these components and how they 
will address the problem of street furniture clutter, e.g. 
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I. MARKET STREET BART CANOPY PRESENTATION (Continued) 

Jill Manton stated that news racks have First Amendment 
protection and are beyond control of architects and 
designers working on public property. They cannot be 
restricted in number. 

Commissioners expressed concern about roll down security 
doors being adapted to the eventual possibility of 24 hour 
BART service. 

Commissioners made these recommendations: 

a. Visualize alternatives in relationship to kiosks and 
shelter designs already approved by the Arts 
Commission . 

b. Respect the artistic spirit unique to Market Street 
and avoid generic "international" design; challenge is 
to make the structure a work of art. 

c. Structure should be light, lacy, open, transparent. 

d. Make design clearly identifiable as BART entrance; 
must be distinguished from Muni. 

e. Roof line design should be asymmetrical, indicating 
descent, as opposed to symmetrical, horizontal Muni 
shelter, where people wait. 

f. Entrys should reflect changes in neighborhoods in some 
way; don't have "cookiecutter" design. 

g. How all the street furniture comes together as a 
composition is the most basic challenge of the project. 

II. PRIVATE: MICHELANGELO PARK PLAQUE 

This plaque will acknowledge various City Agencies, 
corporations, foundations and individuals for their support 
of the design and development of Michaelangelo Park. 

Deborah Lerner of the Recreation and Park Department stated 
that the park has been constructed and that this plaque will 
be placed on the side of a building, honoring all those who 
made its creation possible. She described the park. 

Ms. Lerner introduced Nan McGuire, of the "Friends of 
Michaelangelo", who provided details about the plaque. It 
will be bronze, with pebbled background, and raised 
lettering. Styles of lettering were viewed and discussed. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 2 April: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the concept and location of the A 
plaque in Michaelangelo Park, with full classic 
headings and condensed classic text, subject to 
approval of content by the Literature Committee/ 
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II. MICHELANGELO PARK PLAQUE (Continued) 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Commissioners requested a sample of the layout as it will 
appear prior to casting in bronze. 

III. RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT: WASHINGTON-HYDE 
MINI-PARK 

Architect Wayne Barcelon, of Barcelon and Jang, presented 
drawings for this Phase III resubmittal. He stated that 
this will bring back the planting plan and render up the 
elevation, to give an indication of how the planting plan 
translates into the elevation. He also showed a precise 
plant selection. The greening of the street facade has been 
emphasized, in response to the Committee's recommendation. 

After discussion of the plant selection, the following 
recommendation was made for presentation to the full 
Commission on 2 April: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Washington-Hyde Mini Park/ A 
Phase III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati ons : 

a. Increase container size for the Buxus Microphylla 
Japonica and Raphiolepis Indica from one gallon to five 
gal Ions. 

b. Reposition the lettering on the entry sign so that the 
open circle does not break up the wording in 
'Washington - Hyde Mini Park'. 



IV. COMMITTEE DISCUSSION 



EMBARCADERO EXPRESSWAY DEMOLITION 



Commissioner Okamoto summed up the discussion at the last 
Regular Monthly Commission Meeting of 5 March. All 
Commissioners were in favor of the demolition, with 
Commissioner Rosekrans giving a qualified yes, conditional 
upon providing an adequate alternative that meets the 
performance of the existing structure. Committee members 
agreed that this would not pose a challenge. 

Commissioners stated a list of concerns that will be worked 
into a formal resolution, to be read during the Committee 
Report, at the April 2 Regular Monthly Meeting: 



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IV. EXPRESSWAY DISCUSSION (Continued) 

1. A great city does not impose structures between itself 
and the waterfront. 

2. A city in pursuit of recapturing the waterfront for its 
citizens, and reuniting the streetscape with the water- 
front cannot support the continuance of a major 
structure which blocks access to it. 

3. All known reinforcement plans would render the 
structure more ponderous and wall-like than its present 
state. 

4. The waterfront as a resource can never be realized so 
long as that structure exists. 

5. The Civic Design Review Committee's mandate is to 
advance and improve upon the urban design qualities 
of the city. 

6. Nature has provided the city with a chance to seize a 
wonderful opportunity to eliminate this terrible 
eyesore . 

7. Even in the event of substantial reinforcement of the 
structure, public safety is not guaranteed. 

8. A creative and innovative alternative can be provided 
that meets the performance of the existing condition. 

9. Time is of the essence if the City wishes to act 
before Cal-Trans begins reinforcement work. 

Further discussion ensued regarding how best to galvanize 
other city agencies and the press to take a public stand for 
demolition, and who to notify. 

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

None. 

VII. NEW BUSINESS 
None. 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
4: 55 p.m. 

Submitted by: 




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DRAFT RESOLUTION - EMBARCADERO FREEWAY 



WHEREAS, a great city does not impose structures between itself 
and the waterfront, and 

WHEREAS, a city in pursuit of recapturing the waterfront for its 
citizens, and reuniting the streetscape with the waterfront 
cannot support the continuance of a major structure which blocks 
access to it, and 

WHEREAS, all known reinforcement plans would render the structure 
more ponderous and wall-like than its present state, and 

WHEREAS, the waterfront as a resource can never be realized so 
long as that structure exists, and 

WHEREAS, the Civic Design Review Committee's mandate is to 
advance and improve upon the urban design qualities of the city, 
and 

WHEREAS, nature has provided the city a chance to seize a 
wonderful opportunity to eliminate this terrible eyesore, and 

WHEREAS, even in the event of substantial reinforcement of the 
structure, public safety is unguaranteed, and 

WHEREAS, a creative and innovative alternative can be provided 
that meets the performance of the existing condition, and 

WHEREAS, time is of the essence if the City wishes to act before 
Cal-Trans begins reinforcement work, 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That the San Francisco Arts 

Commission strongly supports the dismantling of the 
Embarcadero Expressway. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, April 16, 1990 at 3 p . m 
Ballet Building, 455 Franklin 
Dollar Board Room, First Floor 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



I 
DPW - ARCHITECTURE 



1. Sheriff's Building (new), 425 7th. I 
Street. Schematic Design Review. 
Williams +• Tanaka 

2. Randall Museum (Corona Heights) I 
Entrance canopy. Robert Nist 

3. Richmond District Police Station III 
Peter Wong 

CQASTSIDE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT 

4. Crystal Springs Water Supply Project III 
Contract document review. Robert R. 
Rathborne, General Manager. 

RECREATION & PARK DEPARTMENT 

5. Washington-Hyde Mini Park III 
(pulled from the Consent Calendar 

of 2 April 1990 by Commissioner 
Rai Okamoto at the request of "The 
Committee for Better Parks and Recre- 
ation in Chinatown. Barcelon + Jang/ 
archi tects . 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS 

ADJOURNMENT 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

16 Apn 1 , 1990 
Dollar Board Room - 455 Franklin Street - Ballet Building 

3:00 p.m. 



Assistant Director Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to 
order at 3:15 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaty 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
fl^.y. Okamoto 
4> Rosekrans 



ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 



Commissioners Excused 

Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



Others Present 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Claire Isaacs, Director of Cultural Affairs 
Jill Manton, Public Art Coordinator 
Susan Pontious, Public Art Coordinator 
Fe Bongolan, Neighborhood Arts Program 

Dennis Rumsey announced that New Business would be heard 
first, changing the order of the Agenda. 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



NEW BUSINESS 

Mr. Rumsey requested that Fe Bongolan give the Committee a 
brief history of this property. Ms. Bongolan stated that 
this building at 1198 Fillmore Street is an historic, all 
brick Muni power station that has been under the Arts 
Commission's purview since the mid 1970's, and designated 
for community use. This has not been possible due to the 
building's greatly deteriorated state, which she described. 
Funds for renovation have not been available. 



Discussion occurred regarding various ways of getting 
funding. Tom Thornton, Earthquake Damage Coordinator for 
the Department of Public Works, noted that FEMA monies will 
likely not be forthcoming. He stated that DPW recommends 
the AC hire a consultant to help decide what to do. 
Commissioner Kriken requested that the Committee be provided 
with the status of historic classification of the structure. 

Director Isaacs stated that the AC must repay the Bureau of 
Building Inspection $15,000.00 for their initial emergency 
repair, and will need a supplemental to do so. 




Mark Primeau of the Bureau of Architecture stated that the 
building qualifies for funding for an engineering study, if 
an upcoming bond issue passes. This would cover earthquake 
repair, not a total seismic upgrade. 



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1. NEW BUSINESS (Continued) 

Director Isaacs recommended that the Committee -- and as 
many other Commissioners as possible — tour the building 
soon, to become familiar with its condition. 

Some further discussion occurred concerning the building's 
future as related to continuing AC involvement with it, 
and how to proceed with renovation. Discussion concluded 
with consensus that the project would have to go to bid. 

The regular order of the Agenda was resumed. 

DPW - ARCHITECTURE 

2. NEW SHERIFF'S BUILDING/425 7TH STREET 
Schematic Design Review 

Greg Willi ams/Wi Hi ams & Tanaka 

Mr. Williams described the site proposed for the new 
facility, the relationship of the new structure to the old 
one, and presented drawings and photographs. In contrast to 
the block-shaped more traditional older building, the new 
^ one will be a penoctagon shape. 

"^ He described three primary, programmatic elements of the new 

structure: 

a. Intake/release center for both the Sheriff's Office 
and the Police Department; 

b. forensic services facilities for the Medical/ 
Psychiatric group associated with the Sheriff's 
Department; 

c. work furlough inmate housing at different levels 
with an eventual capacity to house 300. 

He stated that the proposed 270 degree supervision scheme 
will be much less costly to operate than the linear 
intermittent supervision scheme of the old building. Mr. 
Williams described the advantages of the new modular system. 

Cross-sectional drawings were presented and described. Each 
level of the building corresponds to the one directly across 
from it in the existing Hall of Justice. Mr. Williams 
described the functions of each level of the new building: 



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First Level - inmate intake 

Second Level - housing 

Third Level - sheltered housing/medical infirmary/primary 

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2. SHERIFF'S BUILDING (Continued) 

Considerable discussion concerned the building's continuous 
exterior glass wall, the interior slotted wall, and the 
interstitial space. 

The rationale was given by Mr. Williams: 

a. This space allows service of the mechanical systems 
from the back of the cell without entering the security 
area of the housing unit; 

b. An exterior skin on the building does not place the 
five inch vertical slot directly on the surface, 
thus avoiding the visual iconography of "the jail"; 

c. the amount of glazing has a specific purpose of getting 
as much light as possible into the interstitial space 
to then transfer into the housing unit. 

Considerable discussion concerned the appropriateness of the 
wall in terms of image and maintenance. Possible 
alternatives were discussed. 

Commissioner Kriken noted the incongruity of the jail 
facility having an open, expansive, light-filled expression 
while the administrative offices have an opaque, fortress- 
like one, and stated that he found this troubling as a piece 
of public information. 

Recommendat i ons : 



a. The building's appearance should correspond to it's 
function. It should have an appropriate civic "look", 
and not be confused with a hotel, condo, or business 
park project. 

b. The building should be "honest to itself" and not 
merely a reflection of the high technology of the 
1990's. The second skin veils this honesty. 

c. The architectural expression of the roof grading of the 
new facility as it relates to the old one is nicely 
done. However, since future expansion must be upward, 
the commitment to three geometric forms presages three 
tall silos eventually looming over everything, negating 
the stepping down of the old roof to the new. 

d. Idea of putting an architecturally different building 
within the setting of the older one seems right. 

e. The designated back wall facing the administrative 
offices is not properly publicly positioned for art 
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2. SHERIFF'S BUI LDING/Recommendat ions (Continued) 

Jill Manton responded that as the art enrichment budget 
will be substantial, this site will only be one of 
several, and not the main thrust of this program. 

Discussion occurred regarding art enrichment. The 
maximum allocation recommended by the Sheriff's 
Department is $600,000.00. 

f. Develop landscape further prior to Phase II, to soften 
the architecture, integrate the old and new, and 
mitigate the Bastille-like appearance. 

Phase I discussion was continued until the next Committee 
Meeting, subject to the above recommendations. 

3. RANDALL MUSEUM ENTRANCE CANOPY 

Item Deleted. 

4. RICHMOND DISTRICT POLICE STATION 
Peter Wong 

Mr. Wong addressed recommendations made by the Committee 
during Phase II, May 1989, and presented a site plan. This 
plan showed wheelchair ramp, open facade connecting two 
buildings, terra cotta tile entrance detail, and 
1 andscapi ng . 

He also showed materials samples for interior and exterior 
paving, and the Ground Floor Plan for the main building and 
rear bui Idi ng . 

The Committee made the following conditional recommendation 
for presentation before the full Commission on 7 May: 

Motion to approve the Richmond District Police Station/ A 

Phase III. 

Recommendat i on : 

Escal Ionia Compakta shrub recommended for planting in areas 
surrounding handicapped ramps. 

COASTSIDE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT 

5. CRYSTAL SPRINGS WATER SUPPLY PROJECT 
Contract Document Review 

Robert R. Rathborne, General Manager 

Dennis Rumsey confirmed, for the record, that except for a 
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5. CRYSTAL SPRINGS (Continued) 

Mr. Rathborne stated that there is no difference between the 
Phase II and Phase III submittals. 

The Committee reviewed the Site Plan drawings and brief 
discussion ensued regarding landscaping. 

The Committee made the following conditional recommendation 
for presentation to the full Commission on 7 May : 

Motion to approve the Crystal Springs Water Supply A 

Project /Phase III. 

Recommendat i on : 

Use five gallon cans for the Douglas Fir trees instead of 
one gallc,,. 

RECREATION & PARK DEPARTMENT 

6. WASHINGTON-HYDE MINI PARK 

Dennis Rumsey stated that at the request of "The Committee 
for Better Parks and Recreation in Chinatown", this item had 
been pulled from the 2 April Consent Calendar, to allow them 
to examine Barcelon and Jang's final documents. Mr. Rumsey 
stated that he has spoken on the phone with Terry Ow-Wing of 
the Committee, and they are very satisfied. She requested 
that it again be put on the Consent Calendar. 

This item will be on the 7 May Consent Calendar: 

Motion to approve the Washington-Hyde Mini Park/ A 
Phase III 

The Committee requested that Mr. Rumsey view the redone 
drawing of the sign, "Washington-Hyde Mini Park" without the 
circle breaking up the lettering, to confirm that this 
recommendation has been carried out, prior to the 7 May 
meeting . 

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Robert LaRocca reported on the Yerba Buena Committee Meeting 
with the architect for the roof deck design, Mr. Jiurgola, a 
Planning Commission representative, and a citizens group. 
He described the current state of the park planning as 
conflicted between an urban versus a rural park setting. 

Commissioner Kriken expressed continuing concern, based on 
the scheme seen by Commissioner LaRocca, that the only way 
to get up to the park area is through the lower commercial 
area; so that the whole civic flow is directed up or down 



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stairs. One should find oneself in this setting in a more 
"magical" way. Some further discussion occurred. 

8. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
5 :05 p.m. 

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SPECIAL MEETING 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, April 25, 1990 at 2 p_a_ 

Hilliaas & Tanaka 

340 Pine Street, Sixth (6th.) Floor 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



DPW - ARCHITECTURE 

1. Sheriff's Building (new), 425 7th 
Street. Schematic Design Review. 
Williams + Tanaka/Greg Williams 
(second submission) 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

Special meeting 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Friday, Nay 4, 1990 at 2 p.B 

Milliaas & Tanaka 
340 Pine Street, Sixth Floor- 
San Francisco, California 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
AnneHealy 
John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
i Tarbara Sklar 



DPW 



ARCHITECTURE 



PHASE(S) 



1. Sheriff's Building (new), 425 7th 
Street. Schematic Design Review. 
Williams + Tanaka (Resubmi ttal )/ 
Greg Williams 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



NEW BUSINESS 



ADJOURNMENT 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



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Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
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DATE: 
TO: 
FROM: 
SUBJECT: 



May 18, 1990 

Lemora Martin 

Dennis Rumsey pt^ 

"Official" Minutes/Special Civic Design Review 
meeting, May 4, 1990. 



Please find attached a copy of the "official 
minutes" of the above referenced meeting. 

Would you please distribute copies of the minutes 
as you would normally. 

Thank you. 




(415) 558-3463 



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Williams + Tanaka Job No. 9001.00 
Del Campo & Maru Job No. 90100-00 



MEETING MINUTES 



RECEIVED 

MAY 18 1990 

S.F. ARTS COMMISSION 

5/4/90;2:00PM 

Prepared 5/1 6/90 

Page 1 of 4 



DATE: 


May 4, 1990 




TIME: 


2:00 PM -3:30 PM 




LOCATION: 


Williams + Tanaka Office 




PRESENT: 


Lt. Mike LaVigne 
Norman Karasick 
Woody Jones 
George Williams 
Lu Blazej 
Anne Healy 
Bob LaRocca 


Sheriff's Department (SD) 

Bureau of Architecture (BOA) 

BOA 

City Planning (CP) 

CP 

Civic Design Committee (CDC) 

CDC 




Rai Okamoto 


CDC 




John Kriken 


CDC 




Dennis Rumsey 
Susan Pontious 


Arts Commission (AC) 
AC 




Greg Williams 
Ed Tanaka 


WT/DCM 
WT/DCM 




German Cediel 


WT/DCM 




Martin Del Campo 
Joe Monteadora 


WT/DCM 
WT/DCM 



PURPOSE: Special Meeting of Civic Design Review and City Planning To Review Schematic 
Design of New Sheriff's Facility 



Item 



Action By Discussion 



5.4-1 



Summary of Meeting: 

A. Overview of background of project, by Lt. Mike LaVigne. 

B. Presentation of project by Greg Williams, including main issues 
and further architectural development based on April 16, 1990 
Civic Design Review meeting: 

1 . north wall glazing facade design 

2. mechanical corridor 

3. form of building 

C. Discussion of pros and cons of design: 

1 . Why building should not be reversed (flipped)? 

2. What dictates the requirement of the mechanical 
corridor? 

3 . What should the image or the basis of design be in 
context of its site and its program? 

D. Recommendations: 

1 . Architects are to prepare alternate design studies of the 
glazed wall along freeway in a rectilinear plan; the 
housing will remain circular. 

2. Present original and rectilinear designs to Civic Design 
Review Committee at May 21, 1990 meeting. The City 
Planning Department will also be in attendance and will 
review rectilinear scheme at that time. Architects will be 
working with Lu Blazej in the interim. 



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MEETING MINUTES Page 2 of 4 

Item Action By Discussion 

5.4-2 Background of Project: 



A. 1982: City and County of San Francisco signed a Consent 
Decree with the Federal Court. So far, San Francisco has 
complied with: 

1 . The new exercise room at HOJ, and 

2. The new 300-bed jail building at San Bruno. 

B. 1986: Proposition 52 was passed by the California voters, and a 
Task Force was created to review jail conditions in San Francisco. 

C. April 1989: Needs Assessment report was submitted to the 
Mayor and Board of Supervisors. Recommendation of sites for 
the jail facility expansion included: 

1 . Harriett/Ahern site; 

2. Parking lot at HOJ; 

3. Search for a Work Furlough site. 

D. December 1989: Review of options. Due to high cost of 
renovation, HOJ asbestos problems, and difficulty in finding a 
Work Furlough site, the Mayor's office was asked to become 
involved with the decision. Mayor suggested a review of the 
HOJ parking lot site. 

E. January 1990: HOJ parking lot site was selected, and resolution 
for it's development/design of this project was passed by the 
Board of Supervisors and Mayor's Office. 



5.4-3 Presentation of Schematic Design: 



A. New facades for the articulation of the north glazing wall have 
been studied with the attempt to create civic quality without 
resorting to a monolithic slab, as HOJ is now: 

1 . Contextual South-of Market area scheme with concrete 
structural frame articulating facade; 

2 . Screen-like facade, which breaks down scale of the 
building; 

3. "Honest" expression of facade with 5" wide windows, in 
reference to correctional facility code requirements. 

B. Mechanical Corridor: 

1 . Required for easy access for mechanical services to 
housing cells; toilet fixtures are at rear of cells for clear 
visibility into cells from central control point. 

2. Mitigates problems created when incarcerated people 
housed at exterior wall of building. Mechanical corridor 



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Item Action By Discussion 

provides an interstial space, so that inmates cannot be 
seen from exterior. 

3 . Provides space for diffusing light to cells and providing 
large expanse of glass rather than on exterior "image" of 
correctional facility. 

C. Form of Building: 

1 . Is dictated due to "pan-optigon" layout for single guard 
observation of all cells; 

2. Efficient use of dayroom space; 

3. Reduced operational costs due to single guard 
observation; 

4. Three elements of the building being properly 
expressed: 

a. the circulation "saddle" of first floor intake and vertical 
transportation; 

b. the program support space requirements fits into the 
^ "slot" created by the circulation element; 

c. the circular housing cells fit into the "saddle" created 
*"" by circulation and program. 

5.4-3 Discussion o f Pros and Cons: 

A. Flipping building: provides more light between buildings; 
however, this will not happen because HOJ casts a shadow most 
of the day throughout the year. 

B. Curvilinear aspect of building: 

1 . More conducive for daylight reaching housing pods; 

2. Structurally sound; 

3. Provides for a subtle curved facade, a "foil" for HOJ; 

4. Rectilinear form is not an honest expression of functional 
program-curvilinear form is honest. 

C. HOJ as a complex of buildings: 

1. Study rectilinear aspect of facade; 

2. Blend in with existing HOJ; 

3. Breakdown into modules or components. 

5.4-4 Recommendations: 

A. City planning capitulated on "flipping" building. 

B. City planning would like to see rectilinear form of building, only 
exterior facade; housing can remain in circular form. 

^^ C. Civic Design Committee accepts curvilinear plan, but at the 

^. s request of City Planning, postponed Phase 1 approval until 



SAN FRANCISCO SHERIFFS FACILITIES 

Williams + Tanaka Job No. 9001 .00 
Del Campo & Maru Job No. 90100-00 

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MEETING MINUTES Pane 4 of 4 

Item Action By Discussion 

WT/DCM presents rectilinear studies at the next CDC review 
meeting. 

D. Other recommendations and issues: 

1 . Spirit of the plan should be expressed; 

2. Building should not stand out aggressively; 

3. Concern that the new building act as as a "foil" or 
complement to existing HOJ; 

4. Should not "celebrate incarceration," but should be an 
expression of "humane quality" of the San Francisco 
justice system. 

5. The subtle curve lightens the HOJ complex and creates 
a beautiful impression along the freeway; light should be 
incorporated and expressed in quality and as an 
element. 

6. Review mechanical corridor issues: 

a. glare of glazing; 

b. ventilation/air conditioning space (do not create a 
greenhouse); 

c. design of SOMA-like frame and grid to complement 
neighborhood. 

7. What are expansion abilities--how will building expand; 
study vertical addition up to height limit. 

The minutes constitute a record of the events noted above and, unless notified in writing on or before the 
next job meeting, shall stand as written. 




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cc: aii present Dennis Rumsey, Assistant l/irec tor 

Patricia Lock 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, May 21, 1990 at 3 p.m. 

Ballet Building, 455 Franklin 

Dollar Board Room, First Floor 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



DPW/ ARCHITECTURE 



PHASE(S) 



1. Request from City Architect Norman Karasick 

to exempt from Commission review all FEMA minor 
earthquake repair projects. 

2. Park Branch Library/Renovation project. I 
Russ Abel/Howard Wong. 

3. Mental Health Skilled Nursing Facility II 
San Francisco General Hospital/Tony 

Leung . 

4. Pioneer Log Cabin Restoration II, III 
Berry von Hungen Groth 

5. Marina Middle School/ " Earthquake I, II, III 
Commemorative Plaque." Berry von 

Hungen Groth. 

6. New Sheriff's Facili ty/ resubmission I 
Williams & Tanaka/Greg Williams 

CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN PARKING CORP . 

7. Bush/Polk Parking Garage/Stage 11B I1B 
Design Review/Gordon H Chong + 

Associates. Gordon Chong. 

DPW/ENGINEERING 

8. San Antonio Pump Station Additions I 
South Alameda County. Jim Wallsten. 

9. Encroachment of shop front on 160-180 1,11, III 
Sansome Street. Waldemar Biernacinski . 

10. Encroachment/8th . & Townsend Street I 
Planters, flag poles, irrigated planter 

areas. Ted P. Maniatis 

RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT 

11. 24th. and York Mini Park Improvements I 
Ron de Leon, Asst. Superintendent of 

Parks and Squares 

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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

May 21 , 1990 
Room - 455 Franklin Street - Ballet Building 
3:00 p.m. 



Assistant Director Dennis Rumsey called the meeting to 
order at 3:15 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaty 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
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ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken Rai Okamoto 

Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Dennis Rumsey, Assistant Director, Arts Commission 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Susan Pontious, Public Art Coordinator 

Dennis Rumsey announced that Item One was removed at the 
request of the City Architect; item 6 would be heard last, 
changing the order of the Agenda. 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents ot the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



DPW - ARCHITECTURE 

1. Request from City Architect Norman Karasick to exempt 

from Commission review all FEMA minor earthquake repair 
projects - Item Removed. 

2. PARK BRANCH LIBRARY/RENOVATION PROJECT 
Glen Hunt 

Mr. Hunt described the building. The front brick facade 
its most architecturally significant feature. DPW/ 
Architecture's work will involve: 



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a. Handicapped accessibility 

b. seismic upgrade 

c. asbestos abatement (there is none) 




Mr. Hunt stated that the remainder of the project involves 
reinforcing the front facade as little as possible without 
causing damage to it, visually. They will core down througf 
the middle withe of the brick facade and insert steel 
reinforcing rods. Hand rails on the front of the building 
will be extended. A three foot opening will replace the twc 
doors there now to make room for the handicapped 
coordinator. A variance cannot be obtained to leave these 
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PARK BRANCH LIBRARY (Continued) 

Angles will be added to existing pilasters on the sides of 
subsequent facades, to reinforce the brick. They will be 
painted to match the stucco. Core reinforcing cannot be 
used because they are not accessible. 

After brief discussion and examination of drawings, the 
Committee unanimously approved the following recommendation 
for presentation to the full Commission on 4 June: 



Motion to Approve the Park Branch Library 
Renovation Project/Phases I, II, III. 



APPROVED 



Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

MENTAL HEALTH SKILLED NURSING FACILITY 
SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 

Phyllis Harding, Project Director, stated that today's pre- 
sentation would address the four recommendations made by the 
Commi ttee : 

a. Discuss the art enrichment program in greater detail 

b. More detailed presentation of entrances/exits onto 
the site 

c. More detailed landscape presentation 

d. A diagrammatic aerial view of the site showing how it 
is situated within the entire campus. 

Rich Lowry presented Institutional Master Plan Drawings and 
described how the project sits within the entire site. 

Photos were also presented showing exterior elevations: the 
south elevation at the main entry and west elevation facing 
Potrero Avenue. 

Toni Babbas presented landscape drawings and described how 
the buildings will sit within the landscaping. She 
described a series of zones within the site: the freeway 
zone, where a buffer of trees will provide a privacy barrier 
between highway 101 and the patient quarters; the public 
zone which faces Potrero Street; the southern zone which 
makes the transition from the campus back to the hospital; 
and two private patient courtyards. 



She stated that the goal will be maintenance free 
sustaining, long-lived vegetation. 



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Ms. Babbas stated that the site will be heavily graded. A 
drawing was presented and described showing a sectional 
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3. MENTAL HEALTH SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Continued) 

The wall encircling the facility will be about 12 feet high, 
for security. It will be screened with vegetation and not 
visible from the freeway. The type of vegetation has not 
yet been determined. 

The building surfaces and the wall will be in a brick or 
cement plaster system. The budget does not allow for all 
brick. Discussion centered on how to match the new facility 
to the existing campus, and how to deal with lines of 
demarcation where the materials change. 

Considerable discussion occurred regarding the proposed 
parking lot. Commissioners stated that the parking, as 
currently planned, seems unfunctional because there are not 
enough ingress/egress lanes and back-up room. The architect 
responded that they are aware of this problem, but that the 
lot was designed to create the maximum parking stalls. 
Phyllis Harding responded that there has been considerable 
resistance to this facility on the part of hospital 
employees because it will eliminate 75 current parking spots 
and they dare not eliminate any more. 

Discussion returned to landscaping. Ms. Babbas stated, and 
Commissioners agreed, that landscaping on the older hospital 
site is not desirable to emulate, except for the evergreen 
trees. Landscaping for the Potrero Street side was 
described and discussed, with Ficus and Magnolia trees 
planned . 

The Landscape Planting Plan and Landscape Construction Plan 
drawings were presented. 

Susan Pontious briefly described the art enrichment portion 
of the project. She described the three program areas: 

a. Landscape/courtyard area 

b. architectural interior area 

c. arti st- i n-resi dencies implemented by residents. 

On May 30, three artists will be selected to design these 
program areas, and identify other appropriate sites for 
artist involvement. 

After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation to the full Commission on 4 June: 

Motion to approve the Mental Health Skilled APPROVED 

Nursing Facility/San Francisco General Hospital/ 
Phase II. 

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3. MENTAL HEALTH SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Continued) 
Recommendat i ons : 

a. Change in building material from brick to stucco should 
not be visible from Potrero 

b. Present color and materials samples prior to final 
selection. 

4. PIONEER LOG CABIN RESTORATION 
Berry von Hungen Groth 

Mr. von Hungen Groth stated that this project will involve 
restoration and stabilization of the building, with very few 
changes. Today's presentation will be details of these 
changes and a brief discussion of art enrichment. 

A small storage space and handicapped restrooms will be 
added to the building. The pergola on the outside of the 
structure, lost over the years, will be replaced. 

Martha Clift presented interior design and art enrichment 
ideas. The original pictures and photographs will be given 
to the History Room at the Main Library. The original 
furniture is fragile, and may be given to the Oakland 
Museum. The original graphics and furnishings cannot remain 
inside the building because heavy use would likely destroy 
them rapidly. Copies of original photos will be placed 
within original frames, as part of the art enrichment 
proposal, and placed within the building. 

Ms. Clift showed samples of matting colors in red, blue, and 
creme. Some discussion involved the appropriateness of 
these colors. 

The current catering kitchen will be renovated. A color and 
materials scheme was presented. 

Ms. Clift stated that the present lighting fixtures, 
chandeliers, are unsafe and in deteriorated condition and 
would be more costly to fix than to replace. They will be 
replaced with arts and crafts type fixtures and wall 
sconces, which will bring more light into the building. A 
drawing was presented. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 4 June: 

Motion to approve the Pioneer Log Cabin Restor- APPROVED 
ation/Phases II, III. 

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4. PIONEER LOG CABIN/Recommendations (Continued) 

a. Research colors of the Edwardian/Victorian period 

as alternative to the dulled blue and red for matting 
photographs . 

b. Reproductions of original photographs should be first 
rate, done by a photographer. 

5. MARINA MIDDLE SCHOOL/ "Earthquake Commemorative Plaque" 
Berry von Hungen Groth 

Mr. von Hungen Groth stated that this plaque will 
commemorate the significant role that the School played in 
the October 17, 1989 earthquake. It will be financed by 
contributions from the community and all over the United 
States, amounting to about $400.00. The plaque will be on 
the entrance platform, next to the auditorium. A drawing of 
the proposed plaque was presented, with a quote from John F. 
Kennedy, and the school's colors. 

After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation to the full Commission on 4 June: 

Motion to approve the Marina Middle School APPROVED 

^ "Earthquake Commemorative Plaque"/ 

Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati on : 

a. Enlarge the lettering on 'October 17, 1989'. 

6. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY - moved to end of Agenda 
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN PARKING CORPORATION 

7. BUSH/POLK PARKING GARAGE/STAGE IIB DESIGN REVIEW 
Gordon H. Chong and Associates 

Bob Riegel and Sam Nunes stated that today's presentation 
would address the garage's interior lighting and exterior 
materials and colors. 

The lighting layout has been redesigned to minimize the 
spillage of light into the surrounding neighborhood. The 
new scheme was described in detail and drawings were 
presented. Mr. Riegel stated that a computer analysis has 
shown the corners of the garage to be under- i 1 lumi nated for 
safety. A light fixture will be installed there behind a 
panel, to illuminate these areas and contain light within 
the structure. 



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7. BUSH/POLK PARKING GARAGE (Continued) 

A materials and color sample board was presented. However, 

the colors were lighter than they will appear on the 

building and lighter than those on the model. Some 
discussion occurred. 

The Polk Street facade, street landscaping, and art 
enrichment budget of $67,500.00, were also discussed. 

After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation to the full Commission on 4 June: 

Motion to approve the Bush/Polk Parking Garage/ APPROVED 

Stage IIB 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati ons : 

a. Bring sample chart showing actual colors as they will 
appear on building exterior for Phase III approval 

b. redesign Polk Street facade "balcony" structure so 
^ it doesn't advertise accessibility that isn't there. 
- Make it shallower. 

DPW/ENGINEERING 

8. SAN ANTONIO PUMP STATION ADDITIONS/SOUTH ALAMEDA COUNTY 
Jim Wal Isten 

Mr. Wal lsten presented drawings and photos of the pump 

station. The project consists of adding onto a wing of the 

existing building, copying it brick for brick and thereby 
doubling its size, exactly. 

After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation to the full Commission on 4 June: 

Motion to approve the San Antonio Pump Station APPROVED 

Additions/South Alameda County/Phases I, II. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

9. ENCROACHMENT OF SHOP FRONT ON 160-180 SANSOME STREET 
Waldemar Biernacinski 

Mr. Leon Atlas, representing Mr. Biernacinski, presented 

photographs of a stationary food concession cart which 

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of the building. 



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9. ENCROACHMENT OF SHOP FRONT (Continued) 

Some discussion occurred concerning the exact encroachment 
of the cart and the design and materials in the cart, as 
presented in the drawing and photograph. 

This matter was continued until the 18 June Committee 
Meeting and the following interim recommendations were made: 

a. Committee will get City Planning statement on 
positioning of the cart as it relates to other 
building entrances 

b. Redesign cart and use other materials, e.g. wood and 
glass. 

c. Address basic question of pedestrian traffic as it 
relates to the new building. 

10. ENCROACHMENT/8TH AND TOWNSEND STREET PLANTERS, FLAG POLES, 
IRRIGATED PLANTER AREAS 

Ted P. Man i at is 

Mr. Maniatis stated that this project will involve sidewalk 
improvements along 8th and Townsend Streets, for the San 
Francisco Fashion Center. He described the plan and showed 
a drawing. Six benches and several planters are proposed. 

After brief discussion, Commissioners agreed that the 
presentation was not detailed enough to make a 
recommendation to the full Commission. They requested a 
more complete presentation showing: 

a. The relationship between what is proposed for the 
sidewalk and the surrounding environment 

b. materials samples/elevations/plant materi al /color . 

This matter was continued until the June 18 Civic Design 
Review Committee meeting. 

RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT 

11 . 24TH AND YORK MINI PARK IMPROVEMENTS 
Ron de Leon, Asst. Superintendent of 

Parks and Squares 

Mr. de Leon stated that this project represents requests 
from concerned neighborhood citizens and community groups 
for greater security in the Park, due to illegal drug 
activities in the play area at the rear. To mitigate these 
problems, they propose two modifications to the Park: 



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seating to remain open after dusk. The fence can be 
closed by the Police Department at dusk. The 
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11. MINI PARK IMPROVEMENTS/Recommendations (Continued) 

b. Modify the head on the 1 i ghtstand at the rear play area 
to make it a spotlight directed down on the area, 
rather than a floodlight. 

After brief discussion about the curved configuration of the 
fence, and the proposed colors, the Committee made the 
following recommendation for presentation before the full 
Commission on 4 June: 

Motion to Approve the 24th and York Street Mini APPROVED 

Park Improvements/Phases I, II, III 

Recommendat i ons : 

a. The fence is not permanent, and may be removed when 
neighborhood conditions change for the better 

b. it will be painted several different colors, none of 
which will be black. 

DPW/ARCHITECTURE 

12. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY/RESUBMISSION/WILLIAMS AND TANAKA 
Greg Williams 

Mr. Williams stated that the presentation for Phase I 
approval is continuing today. The model of the proposed new 
facility, fitted into the setting of the older building, was 
presented, with two alternate facades covering the facade of 
the new building. One was rectilinear and one was curved. 

These were designed in response to the Planning Department 
recommendation to look at an alternate concept for the front 
of the building. These two facades were attached to the 
building and each, in turn, was discussed at length and in 
great detail by the Committee. 

Mr. Williams described the refinements in the glass, 
concrete and metal elements of the building, subsequent to 
recommendations of previous meetings. 

Dean Macris, Director of City Planning, spoke in defense of 
the building design. He spoke to the way the building fits 
into the heirarchy of City buildings. He reiterated the 
Planning Department opinion that the building's facade 
should take a rectilinear form. 

The question was raised as to whether or not the 
rectilinear, as opposed to the curved facade, changes the 
function of the building. Mr. Williams responded that it 
fe» > does not change the function in any way, but does add about 

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12. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY RESUBMISSION (Continued) 

These points were touched upon during discussion: 

a. The rectilinear facade is less honest and should 
not be used to hide a circular form 

b. building should be recognizable as part of a 
governmental complex 

c. the facade should not represent an attempt to hide 
the building's function 

d. spraying the model grey to match the older building 
grey would make it fit into setting better 

e. the lower societal echelon of the building's 
inhabitants should not negate good architecture 

f. Halls of Justice have traditionally been exalted public 
buildings, the jail within notwithstanding 

g. The planning code states that irregular shapes should 
be reserved for buildings of civic significance 

h. there are extreme time constraints to get the project 

out to bid so as not to lose State funding 
i. the increased square footage added to the building 

with the rectilinear facade puts the cost over budget 
j. building should be special in that it takes away the 

curse of the 200 foot long wall of the existing Hall of 

Justice; the flatness of it. 
k. the building is exposed to the City; it has a very high 

visibility and should be of exceptional quality 
1. simplicity of form gives strength to the whole, and 

this strength is inherent in the simplicity and 

straightforwardness of the curvilinear design. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that perhaps consensus would be 
possible if more design effort were put into the rectilinear 
scheme. He suggested scheduling a joint Arts Commission/ 
Planning Commission meeting for informal discussion. 

This matter was continued until a joint meeting between the 
two Commissions could be scheduled in the very near future. 

13. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 
None. 

14. NEW BUSINESS 
None. 

15. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 

6:25 p.m. 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COilTTEE 

Friday, May 25, 1990 at 4 p.m. 

Ballet Building, 455 Franklin 

Dollar Board Room, First Floor 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



This is a joint meeting of the San Francisco Arts 
Commission's Civic Design Review Committee and the City 
Planning Commission for the purpose of review and 
discussion of Phase I of the new Sheriff's Facility. 
Representatives of the architectural firm of Williams 
and Tanaka will be present to make their presentation. 



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MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaty 
John Krlken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



MINUTES OF DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 

MAY 25, 1990 

A Special meeting of the Design Review Committee was held on 
May 25, 1990 to continue the discussion of Phase I approval 
of the New Sheriff's Facility. This meeting was originally 
noticed as a joint meeting between Design Review and the 
Planning Commission, but the Planning Commission members 
were unable to attend on such short notice. The meeting was 
called to order at 4:15 p.m. 

Committee Members Present: 

John Kriken (Chairman) 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 4:25 p.m.) 

Staff Present: 

Clair Isaacs, Director of the San Francisco Arts 

Commission 
Susan Pontious, Art Enrichment Curator and acting 

secretary for the meeting. 



NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY: PHASE I 

Clair Isaacs reported that she had spoken to George 
Williams, Assistant Director for Planning. He said he was 
unable to assemble the planning commission for this meeting 
on such short notice. He requested that the Design Review 
Committee post-pone acting until the Planning Commission 
meets so that the Design Review Committee would have the 
benefit of the Planning Commission's input before making 
their decision. 

Lu Blaze j , Chief of Project Review for the Planning Dept . , 
addressed the Committee and asked that they defer their 
decision until they hear Planning ' s opinion. 



Anne Healy requested a vote . 

Lt . LaVigne from the Sheriff's department testified that 
preliminary cost estimates for changing to a rectilinear 
design would increase the costs for materials and labor by 
$650,000. Redesign costs would be additional. He stated 
that the project cannot withstand that kind of cost increase 
and urged adoption of a more efficient and cost effective 
design. 




Commissioner LaRocca, in his statement concerning the 
project stated that he felt that the original, curvilinear 
design was the most architecturally honest. He stated that 
he did not feel that the design "glorified a jail", rather 
that the building should be seen as part of the Hall of 
Justice, which has a jail in it. He feels that this new 



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building will help provide the Hall of Justice with a new 
image, and that he didn't feel that the people confined in 
the new building should be demeaned by lesser architecture. 
He said that he didn't want to see the building being overly 
"glitzy", that it should have the appropriate civic quality. 
He requested that in use materials and color it be closer to 
the Hall of Justice. 

Commissioner Healy said that she felt that the original 
curvilinear design was a very architecturally honest 
solution, one that contrasted positively with the rigid, 
penal quality of the existing building. She felt that it 
levitated the space in a way that people would appreciate. 
She felt that the design was true to the building's functi 
without broadcasting that function. It related to the 
neighborhood in scale and design. 

She also stated that as Chair of the Visual Arts Committee, 
she was very excited to have three outstanding artists 
selected to work with the architects, and that she was 
concerned that every delay encountered would limit their 
ability to interact effectively with the building. 

Commissioner Okamoto stated that he was in agreement with 
Commissioners LaRocca and Healy, and that he continued to 
support the curved form. He felt that it was an exciting 
image to present to the City. He stated that he didn't 
share the concern that the design grandized the jail. 
Instead it was a balance for the impact of the Hall of 
Justice, and the curvalinear form enclosed and completed the 
site. He felt that the contrast to the Hall of Justice was 
desirable, and that people who drove by would be impressed 
favorably. He felt that the use of glass block was 
reminiscent of the industrial buildings in the neighborhood. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the committee was put in a 
difficult position in that there was a chance that the 
building's design doesn't conform to the City's master plan. 
This is difficult because the tremendous time pressure 
doesn't allow for looking at genuine alternatives. 

He said that there were two major ideas that the entire 
committee agreed with. 1) That the building in this 
location performs a valuable function by breaking down the 
scale of the Hall of Justice and 2)that there was something 
very important in its vertical scale in the way that it 
steps down from the Hall of Justice. 

However, he saw major problems. 

1. The use of glass: He was not convinced that an 
industrial glass wall is a reflection of the function of 
this building, and that there were opportunities for 



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confusing the function of the building, 
didn't tie together as a civic place. 



He felt that it 



2. Precise use of curvilinear wall: the curved wall 
distinguishes itself too much from the Hall of Justice. He 
supports the. Master Plan idea that distinguishes special 
places by architecture. In Phase II he would like to see a 
solution that linked the building to a larger whole. 

He stated that he wanted to correct an unfortunate 
impression that the original scheme was "too good" for the 
building's function. It is rather that he feels that the 
issues he raises are very important to the success of this 
building as a piece of civic architecture. 

Motion for Phase I approval: 

Commissioner LaRocca moved for Phase I approval for the 
design as presented by the project architects, taking into 
account Commissioner Kriken's comments. Commissioner Healey 
seconded . 



Vote: 

Ayes: Healey, LaRocca and Okainoto . 
Nay: Kriken 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:55. 

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Williams + Tanaka Job No. 9001.01 
Del Campo & Maru Job No. 90100-01 



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DATE: May 25, 1990 




TIME: 4:00 PM 




LOCATION : Ballet Building-Dollar Board Room 


PRESENT: John Kriken 


Civic Design Committee (CDC) 


Anne Healy 


CDC 


Robert LaRocca 


CDC 


- Claire Issacs 


CDC 


Rai Okamotc 


CDC 


Susan Pontius 


Arts Commission 


Newton Lam 


Mayor's Office (MO) 


Peter Goldstein 


MO 


Woody Jones 


Bureau of Architecture (BOA) 


Norm Karasick 


BOA 


Lt. Michael LaVigne 


Sheriff's Office 


Lu Blazej 


Planning Department 


Greg Williams 


Williams + Tanaka/ Del Campo & Maru 


Ed Tanaka 


W+T/DCM 


Patricia Lock 


W+T/DCM 


Rob Harlow 


W+T/DCM 


Joe Marshall 


W+T/DCM 


Yann Taylor 


W+T/DCM 


PURPOSE: Special Meeting of the Civic Design Committee regarding the New Sheriff's 


Facility 




Item Action Bv Discussion 





5.25-1 W+T/DCM L. Blazej of the Planning Department suggested that the Civil Design 

Committee (CDC) should not make any decision on the project until 
the Planning Commission has their reviews which has been set up for 
Thursday, May 31 at 2PM at City Hall. Architects should be prepared 
to present to the Commission. 

In response, Ms. Healy indicated that the architects have been most 
cooperative with the CDC and that by presenting to Planning would 
not produce forth any further information. In fact, the Planning 
Commission probably would have to play catch up on all that had 
transpired. Mr. LaRocca, concurred and said that their mission is 
separate from Planning's and should not necessarily need the 
Planning Departments remarks to make a decision. Mr. Kriken would 
allow a vote; however, if the Planning meeting resulted in new 
information, then the approval could change. 

5.25-2 Lt. LaVigne reviewed the cost implications, redesign time required 

and the budget constraints the project is under. He urged that a 
decision be made and that continual development of the design with 
the CDC would take place as the project proceeds. 

Greg Williams reviewed the site implications, additional requirements 
of the rectilinear scheme. 



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Comments from the Commissioners: 






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Williams + Tanaka Job No. 9001 .01 
Del Campo & Maru Job No. 90100-01 



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Action By Discussion 






Mr. LaRocca-The first presented scheme in his mind was always 
correct. Initial concerns that the building was too "glitzy", were 
relieved by further study of materials to be used and delineation of 
the curvilinear form. He agrees that the building must be part of the 
HOJ complex. The colors and glazing is now quieter and adds a 
positive dimension to the City of San Francisco. 

Anne Healy-Concurs with Mr. LaRocca. She believes that contrast is 
needed for this (HOJ) penai iooking buiiding. The buiiding is honest 
to it's function for which it takes it's form, and relates to the 
neighborhood in scale. She is excited that there is an opportunity for 
three artists to work on this project and that the building should go 
forth as presented in the curvilinear form. 

Rai Okamoto-ls in general agreement with the previous two 
comments. He finds the image of the building to present a striking 
image to the side of the freeway. Form and plan functions are both 
reasonable in it's use. The building of this size establishes its own 
neighborhood and that contrast in this neighborhood is desirable. 
Use and delineation of the glass is reminiscent of the South of Market 
area. He is in favor of the curvilinear scheme as presented. 

John Kriken-We (CDC) are part of a difficult position of needing to 
decide something on what is a city masterplan issue, not just "civic 
design" issue. Because of the very short time line this project has, 
there is no time to explore other alternatives. The two ideas that he 
finds the site requires are, 1) that the building should be broken 
down in scale more, 2) that the building should step up to meet the 
vertical scale of HOJ. The two areas he would like to see further 
W+T/DCM developed in Phase II are 1) the glazing-currently does not feel the 
glass curtain wall is appropriate and more thought should be given to 
its delineation, scale, amount; 2) the use of the curved wall 
distinguishes itself too much from HOJ. Further refinement of curved 
form should be studied. He supports the masterplan guidelines that 
special forms should be for "special" buildings. 

5.25-4 Motion: LaRocca, Healy and Okamoto-ayes: Kriken-opposed. 

Schematic approval of the curvilinear scheme with the above 
considerations from Kriken was given. 

The minutes constitute a record of the events noted above and, unless notified in writing on or before the 
next job meeting, shall stand as written. 



Recorded by, 



Patricia Lock, AIA 
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Joe Monteadora 
Allen Leslein 
Chris Manuel 
Clif Morse 






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Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: June 17, 1990 

T0: Commissioners Kriken, Healy, Okamoto, LaRocca, Sklar 

from: Dennis Rumsey fjti^ 

SUBJECT: Civic Design Committee meeting of June 18 



Please be advised that the above referenced meeting 
was cancelled for lack of a quorum. 

The next meeting of the Civic Design Committee is 
scheduled for Monday, July 16, at 3 p.m. 



cc: Claire Isaacs 




15) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO. 94102 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, June 18 

May 21, 1990 at 3 p.m. 

Ballet Building, 455 Franklin 

Dollar Board Room, First Floor 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



DPW - Bureau of Architecture 

1. 



Presidio Branch Library 
Seismic, disability access and 
asbestos abatement. 



City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corp. 

2. Bush/Polk Parking Garage 
Stage III Design Review 
Gordon Chong 



Private 

3. 



Encroachment/four (4) 
decorative sidewalk lamps at 
New Montgomery Street (Sheraton 
Palace) George Fi nk/0 'B rien- 
Kreiteberg, Inc. 



Office of Chief Administrative Officer 

4. Urban Design Guidelines/Fulton Mall 
(discussion) 

Unfinished Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



PHASE(S) 



I, II, III 



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I, II, III 



Anne Healy J 



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Bob LaRocca 

Ral Okamoto \)<£S 



John Kriken 



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Memorandum 



Art Commission 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 




Date: July 16, 1990 
To: Staff 

From: Dennis Rumsey B 



Subject: civic Design Committee meeting 
July 16, 1990 



The above referenced meeting has been cancelled 
for a lack of quorum. 




(415)554-9671 



25 VAN NESS AVE. SUITE 240 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94102 



CAiOceujEfo /no Quorum 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, July 16, 1990 at 3 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room, Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



1. Bureau of Light Heat and Power 1,11,111 
"Citizens for Safety in Civic Center. 

John Kieser. 

2. 24th. Street Emblems of the Americas 1,11,111 
Project. Ricardo Noguera, Economic 
Development Specialist. 

3. Sheriff's Facility. Williams & Tanaka Phase II 
Phase II, Design Development. 

4. Bartol Alley Open Space Improvement I 

Bonnie Ng, Asst. Landscaping Architect, 
Dept. of Public Works. 

5. Remodel of Asian Elephant Barn. I, II, III 

Charles Davis, Esherick Homsey Dodge & 
Davis, Architects 

6. BART - BART Market Street Stations 

Entrance Enclosures in San Francisco. 

7. Encroachment at tt2 New Montgomery/lamps 1,11,111 

8. Bush/Polk Parking Garage III 

Stage 111 Design Review 
Gordon H Chong + Associates 

9. Presidio Branch Library 1,11,111 
Seismic upgrading, disability access 

10. Encroachment at Kensington Way I 

4' wall. Henry Arana 

11. Open Space Improvements. 500 Block I 
of Commercial Street. Morrison & 
Foerster, Steven L. Vettel 

12. Unfinished Business 

13. New Business 

14. Adjournment 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Monday, August 6, 1990 at 1:30 PM 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara SWar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 



I. 



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Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera III 

Anne Healy 

John Krlken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
^' ".pkamoto 
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AGENDA 

PIONEER MONUMENT 

Review and selection of possible sites to be reviewed 

by the Environmental Impact Report 

FULTON STREET MALL 

Review and comment on guidelines for the proposed 

Fulton Street Mall 

EMBARCADERO TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 
Discussion of design criteria 
(if time allows) 

ADJOURNMENT 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Safe-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 

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SPECIAL JOINT MEETING MINUTES 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AUGUST 6, 1990 

A special joint meeting of the Civic 
Committee and the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, August 6, 1990 at 1:30 PM at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 70. 



Design Review 
held 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



The meeting began as information only at 1:55 PM. 

ROLL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowter 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heary 

John Krlken 

Robert F. LaRocca 
^^malla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
. "ij,Okamoto 

^ "i Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
35-554-9682 



John Kriken - Chair CDR 
Anne Healy - Chair VAC 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 



Rai Okamoto 



STAFF PRESENT 



Dennis Rumsey 
Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 



I. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Shortly after the start of the information presentation 
for Commissioner Kriken by Debra Lehane, Commissioners 
LaRocca and Boas arrived. 



Debra Lehane identified the p 
Before the Arts Commission ca 
to the relocation of the Pion 
the Library Commission, the E 
(EIR) must be completed. The 
impact of any sites which are 
future site for the monument, 
convened to identify proposed 
would be forwarded to the PI a 
Mayor's office for inclusion 



urpose of the joint meeting, 
n give serious consideration 
eer Monument as requested by 
nvironmental Impact Report 
EIR must also address the 
considered for a possible 

The Joint committee was 
sites for the monument which 
nning Commission through the 
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Commissioner Kriken identified the first site as a 
location within the United Nations Plaza on the Market 
Street end. The existing fountain and the Muni/Bart 
underground were identified as two possible problems. 
This site allows the monument to remain on Market with the 
already existing Victorian monuments which are located in 
different locations along Market Street. 

The next site identified was within the proposed Fulton 
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SPECIAL JOINT MEETING MINUTES/August 6, 1990 

I. PIONEER MONUMENT (CONT) 

Street Mall between the Asian Art Museum and the New 
Library. Specifically, the western half of the mall 
toward Larkin Street. 

Commissioner Boas identified two sites discussed at 
previous meetings. One being the southeast corner of 
Fulton and Larkin. This site would be considered if the 
Fulton Street Mall is not approved. The other site being 
an area of the Civic Center Plaza across from and 
centered on the entrance to the Civic auditorium. 

A motion which urges the Mayor to urge City Planning to 
include the site in their Environmental Impact Report was 
made by Commissioner Healy and seconded by Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains. It passed unanimously. 

II. FULTON STREET MALL GUIDELINES 

Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg had forwarded 
to the Arts Commission for comment Urban Design Guidelines 
for the Proposed Fulton Mall . The Commissioners felt that 
the Fulton Street mall will complete an important design 
element of the Civic Center Plan and sited the AIA Study 
of the Civic Center and the Planning Commission's document 
of 1987 which both recommend this mall design concept. 

Commissioner Boas addressed questions to City Architect 
Norman Karasick and City Planner Calvin Malone concerning 
the Brooks Hall ramp. The ramp serve an important 
utilitarian function to Brooks Hall and will serve the 
future library as well. 

Commissioner Kriken requested that wording be added to the 
guidelines in regard to the ramp and any additional ramps. 
He advised that the nature of the edge treatment along the 
ramp should be incorporated into the landscape podium of 
the library. The ramp should be part of the base of the 
building with the landscape designed to diminish the 
visual impact of the utilitarian use of the ramp. 

The Commissioners also wanted language added that provided 
for following the Civic Center Master Plan in the addition 
and/or placement of monuments and statuary in the mall. 

A motion to endorse the Urban Design Guidelines with the 
addition of the commissioner's comments was made by 
Commissioner Healy, seconded by Commissioner Mesa-Bains 
and unanimously passed. 

At this time the public was invited to testify or comment. 
There was no comment from the public. (cont) 



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SPECIAL JOINT MEETING MINUTES/August 6, 1990 
III. Embarcadero Design Criteria 

Jill Manton explained the composition and process for the 
Embarcadero Design Team and her role at the meetings. 
Concern was expressed by the commissioners in how the 
information was being assembled in a piecemeal fashion 
with no overview of the design as a whole. Commissioner 
Kriken asked Ms. Manton to write a letter officially 
requesting the Embarcadero Design Team to make a 
presentation to the Civic Design Review Committee and to 
schedule a special meeting as soon as possible. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 3:10 PM . 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



1. Motion to urge the Mayor to urge City Planning to 
include in the Environmental Impact Report for the New 
Library Building investigation of four proposed sites for 
the relocation of the Pioneer Monument as listed in 
preference order: 1. United Nations Plaza on the Market 
Street side; 2. the western half of the proposed Fulton 
Street Mall; 3. the south east corner of Fulton and 
Larkin; 4. the Civic Center Plaza centered on the 
entrance to the Civic Auditorium. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to endorse the Urban Design Guidelines for the 
Proposed Fulton Street Mall with the request to add 
language concerning the visual treatment of the ramps on 
the street level and adherence to the Civic Center Master 
Plan in the placement or addition of monuments or statues 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Submitted , 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 

8/8/90 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, August 20, 1990 at 3 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room, Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



1. Decorative sidewalk (4) lamps at I, II, III 
2 New Montgomery. O'Brien - 

Krei tzberg/George Fink 

2. Encroachment at Kensington Way I, II, III 

Construction of 4' wall 

3. Maiden Lane Gates I 
Plant Builders/David Zainer 

4. Shakespeare Garden I, II, III 
DPW/Landscaping/Bonnie Ng 

5. Presidio Branch Library I, II, III 
Seismic, disability and asbestos 

abatement. DPW/Archi tectu re 
Glen Hunt 

6. Commercial Street Open Space I, II, III 
Steven Vettel/Mor rison & Foerster 

7. BART/Market Street Stations I, II 
Entrance Enclosures 

Richard Wenzel 

8. Bush/Polk Parking Garage III 
Stage III design review 

Gordon H. Chong & Associates/Robert 
Riegel 

9. Sheriff's Facility (new) II 
Design Development, Phase II. 

Williams & Tanaka/Pat ricia Lock 

10. Yerba Buena Gardens I 
Pedestrian Bridge over Howard Street 

and Public sidewalks on CB-2. San 
Francisco Redevelopment Agency. 
Phase I. Bill Carney/Ed Ong 

11. Waterfront Transportation Projects. 
Jill Manton 

12. Market Street Trackway Paving between 
Freemont and Steuart Streets. 

Jill Manton 

13. Unfinished Business 

14. New Business 

15. Adjournment 



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25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 



MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

20 August, 1990 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 



Committee Chair John Kriken called the meeting to order at 
3:15 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelboum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 
^malia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
I ""_ 7*Dkamoto 1 

J'Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
J 55 Grove Street 

L-554-9682 /L 




ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken None 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:45 p.m.) 

Staff Present 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Public Art Coordinator 
Susan Pontious, Public Art Coordinator 

DECORATIVE SIDEWALK LAMPS (4) AT #2 NEW MONTGOMERY 

Clark Pyle - O'Brien, Kreitzberg 

Michael Wilson - Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill 

Mr. Wilson described the project as an enhancement of the 
streetscape by placing two historical-style light fixtures, 
identical to those on Market Street, on either side of the 
entrance to the Sheraton Palace Hotel. The posts will be 12 
feet high, and the lamp will be 3 feet. Drawings were 
presented and there was brief discussion. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that, as a partner in Skidmore, 
Owings and Merrill, he would abstain from comment and 
voting. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the 4 decorative sidewalk lamps at A 

2 New Montgomery Street/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Anne Healy, Rai Okamoto, Robert LaRocca 

Abstention: John Kriken 

ENCROACHMENT AT KENSINGTON WAY/CONSTRUCTION 4' WALL 

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3. MAIDEN LANE GATES 

Ed Brewer - Maiden Lane Association 

Mr. Brewer presented two drawings. The project will involve 
renovation of existing lightposts and installation of 4 low, 
ornamental and retractable steel gates at Maiden Lane 
between Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, and Grant Avenue 
and Kearny Street. The street will be closed from 11:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mr. Brewer described the placement, 
design, surface treatment, color and maintenance of the 
gates. Some discussion ensued. 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Maiden Lane Gates/Phase I A 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendations Prior to Phase II, III approval: 

a. Show color samples. Prussian blue, blue black, and 
forest green were strongly preferred over black. 

b. Widen gate opening from 4* to 6'. 

c. Explore panels design within gate system to flow with 
top contour. Shape could be curved or rectilinear, but 
step down shape and placement shown in drawing is 
visually awkward. 

4. SHAKESPEARE GARDEN 
DPW/Bonnie Ng - Designer 

The project will involve redesign of a garden originally 
created in the 1930's by the California Native Plant 
Society. It will incorporate elements of an Elizabethan 
manor and plants as commemorated in Shakespeare's writings. 
Elements will include formal entrance and walkway; hedgerows 
to enhance illusion of enclosed, private garden, to 
accommodate wedding ceremonies and other seasonal events. 

Bonnie Ng described details of the project: 

Musk roses will be planted 

Keep existing hedgerows 

Old benches in topiary walls will remain 

new teak benches will be installed 

New gateway installed 

Enlargement of existing platform area 

Plaques installed on rear wall quoting from his plays 

Ancient Lebanese Cedar Tree remains, necessitating 

asymmetrical design of garden 



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4. SHAKESPEARE GARDEN (Continued) 

Commissioner Okamoto arrived at 3:45 p.m., during brief 
discussion . 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Shakespeare Garden/Phases I , A 

II, III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. PRESIDIO BRANCH LIBRARY 

Seismic, Disability and Asbestos Abatement 
Glen Hunt 

Mr. Hunt described the project and presented drawings: 

a. Elevator upgrade: Access doesn't meet present code. 
An existing handicapped ramp will be added onto, 
involving new construction. 

b. Facade reinforcement: Core drilling of unreinforced 
masonry walls to a depth of 30' all around the building 
and install no. 11 rebar and polyester resin grout. 

c. Addition of Handicapped Handrails to building exterior. 

None of the repairs will be visible and no work will be done 
to the building's exterior. Some discussion ensued. 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Presidio Branch Library A 

Seismic, disability, and asbestos abatement, 
Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendations Prior to Final Approval: 

a. Make new railing match the character of building and 
existing rail by adding detail which relates the new 
to the old. Because the original railings are in 
bronze, an exact replica will be too expensive -- there 
are 14 to consider — given the budget. Mitred joint/ 
round ball detailing was suggested. 

b. Show color samples compatible with existing building 
and existing bronze railings. 



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6. COMMERCIAL STREET OPEN SPACE 

Steven Vettel /Morrison & Foerster 
Andrew Butler - Project Architect 

Mr. Vettel gave background on this project. This proposal 
is part of the Open Space Requirement for the 235 Pine 
Street Office building project which is nearing completion. 
As there was no open space opportunity directly on this 
small site, they may go off-site. Commercial Street is 
identified in the downtown plan as a service alley 
appropriate for a pedestrian walkway, closed to vehicle 
traffic from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This project will 
involve the 500 block between Sansome and Montgomery 
streets. 

It will involve four sidewalk widenings, e.g. bulbs, and 
installation of street furniture. The paving will utilize a 
two-tone concrete. The curb, gutter and bands will be a 
'natural' color concrete, with a darker sandblasted charcoal 
in the infill panels. The other major concrete component is 
the bulbs. He described street trees and furniture. 

Karen Ringlien of 235 Pine Street Associates presented an 
art enrichment proposal; a ceramic tile-covered teepee 
shaped sculpture with folkloric imagery by artist Joan 
Brown. After brief discussion, this portion of the project 
was referred to the Visual Arts Committee as the appropriate 
venue for further discussion. 

All fixtures except the fixed furniture have previously been 
approved by the Arts Commission in the 600 Block. This plan 
calls for some fixed street furniture and some moveable. 

Considerable discussion occurred regarding the fixed 
funiture. Commissioners favored sculptural bollards easy to 
sit on, without the 'fast food' connotation of empty fixed 
tables and chairs. Since heaviest use is at lunchtime, 
there is no need for them 24 hours a day. It lacks 
urbanity. Alternatives were suggested. 

Brief discussion concerned the red flowering gum trees. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Commercial Street Open Space, A 

Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendation prior to final approval: 

a. The seating furniture must be re-evaluated. Return 
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6. COMMERCIAL STREET (Continued) 

Commissioner Kriken confirmed that the art enrichment 
portion need be approved by the Visual Arts Committee only. 
Another appearance before Civic Design for this particular 
project will not be necessary. 

7. BART/MARKET STREET STATIONS 
Entrance Enclosures 

Richard Wenzel - BART Access Engineering Manager 
Robert Engle - BART 

Mr. Engle restated the recommendations made by the Committee 
during the initial presentation of this project; to come up 
with a spirited design complementary to the architecture of 
Market Street. He showed slides of various transit system 
entrance canopies around the world and slides of Market 
Street, briefly stating issues and urban design problems 
involved in this project: 

Avoid 'international design' 

avoid Victorian design 

respect artistic character of Market Street 

reflect the changing character of the neighborhoods 

structure itself should be a work of art 

structure should be open and transparent 

design should be assymetrical 

identify BART readily as opposed to MUNI — the current 

graphics of the two do not work well together. 

distinctive appearance 

accessi bi 1 i ty 

durabi 1 i ty 

integration with street furniture 

Art enrichment curator Jill Manton introduced Andrea 
Cochran, Topher Delaney, and Paul Kos of the Market Street 
Design Team. 

Five models were presented. Three had been shown earlier to 
the design consultants, and two were made later, 
incorporating comments. All five were presented and 
discussed: 

a. The rolldown door was strongly preferred by BART. 

b. Commissioners expressed concern that shadow patterns 
cast on stairs and escalators by the canopy's trusses 
and struts could be visually confusing, especially to 
people with limited vision. 

c. Commissioners preferred the design with the most 
pronounced curved canopy over the one with the less 
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7 - BART (Continued) 

d. The curved design was seen as more simpatico with 
renaissance-style and baroque architecture up and down 
the street. 

e. The curved design better lends itself to artist- 
designed grillwork on the rolldown gate, as the artwork 
will not have to compete visually with gridwork of the 
rectilinear canopy. 

Some discussion of the artwork occurred. Mr. Wenzel stated 
that the grill design panel would have a unique design from 
station to station. Commissioners felt that all surfaces 
should be examined for art enrichment potential; etched 
glasswork could be done on the side panels, and there is a 
great deal of glazing in the roof surfaces. 

Mr. Wenzel stated that the project is funded through design 
only. Building money has yet to be obtained. Originally 
budgeted at $8,000,000.00, the costs will easily be more 
than double this amount, system-wide. 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the BART Market Street Stations A 

entrance enclosures/Phase I. 

Recommendations for Phase II presentation: 

a. A graphics presentation should be made with the same 
sort of artistic intentions. 

b. Bring back both rectilinear and curved models at next 
phase, to be seen with the graphics, even though at 
this stage Commissioners prefer the curve. 

c. Bring materials and color samples. 

For the record, Commissioner Kriken clarified that Phase I 
is concept approval. Phase II is design development, and 
Phase III is construction documents approval. 

The Committee wished to have a special meeting to consider 
this project exclusively, and this will be arranged in the 
near future. 

8. BUSH/POLK PARKING GARAGE - STAGE III DESIGN REVIEW 
Gordon Chong 
Kevin Hagerty 

Mr. Chong's presentation addressed the Committee's previous 
recommendations: 



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8. BUSH/POLK (Continued) 

a. The center balcony's scale has been reduced from 5' 
projection to 3 ' . 

b. The teal green and sienna red surface colors have been 
deepened and an ivory color was added. Samples were 
presented. 

After brief discussion, the Committee made the following 
recommendation for presentation before the full Commission 
on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Bush/Polk Parking Garage design A 

review/Phase III. 

Recommendat i ons : 

a. Commissioners will make a site visit to give final 

approval to the surface colors when brushed on. They 
were primarily concerned about the appearance of the 
ivory on the trim. 

9. SHERIFF'S FACILITY (NEW)ZDESIGN DEVELOPMENT 
Greg Williams - Williams and Tanaka 
Patricia Lock - Williams and Tanaka 

Greg Williams presented drawings, a new building model, and 
pointed out some of the architectural refinements to the 
building since the Phase I presentation. He also presented 
materials samples and spoke about them. 

a. A notch appears at the top of the building on the 
fifth floor, partly due to a budget restriction on the 
project and also is a means of dealing with the bulk 
restriction. Above 60' in height, they are limited to 
a maximum 250' face or 300' diagonal. The portion 
occurring above 60' stays within the bulk restrictions, 
allowing them to avoid the conditional use permit, and 
to complete the project in time to use state funds. 

b. The new model shows the effects of artists' ideas on 
the building. There is a ceramic fritted glazed front 
across the housing unit levels. A perforated metal 
moire screen shields mechanical components on top of 
the building; two heliostats mount the top of the 
skylights. The moire screen will also serve as a 
roof over parking area at the front of the building. 

On the rear wall is a metal skin and reflective glazing 
system. 

c. The materials palette has been refined. A limestone 
panel will be on the base of the building and on towers 
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9. SHERIFF'S FACILITY (Continued) 

facade and wrap around on the sides. A glass block 
will be used on the tower and on its crowning element. 
A combination of metal cap, limestone panel, and steel 
panel glazing system will be used on the rear. 

d. Two types of elevation drawings were presented for two 
proposed schemes. Scheme A incorporates artists' ideas 
and Scheme B carries the face frame concept without art 
enrichment ideas. This thin vertical metal element 
would cover the facade of the building, restoring a 
vertical emphasis. This scheme originated with the 
Planning Commission. 

Discussion occurred regarding all of the above. 

Commissioners particularly disliked the notch and wished to 
know if its exact location was necessarily fixed in the 
particular place on the model. Mr. Williams stated that the 
larger portion carries the food service and laundry 
components, and the smaller one carries only a conference 
room, reading room, and stair tower. An outdoor employee 
eating area has been proposed for the notch area. 

Scheme A - Artists' Concepts: 

Art Enrichment Curator Susan Pontious introduced the artists 
Vicki Scuri and Carl Cheng, who each presented their 
concepts. Mr. Cheng's partner, Doug Hoi lis, was out of 
town. 

Carl Cheng: 

Mr. Cheng present drawings of the frit pattern and the 
screen for the roof. The frit is a ceramic glazing 
technique that is silkscreened and baked onto the glass in a 
gradation pattern. By graduating the frit screen from top 
to bottom, a band is created that hides both the ceiling 
ducts and vertical pipes, while also allowing for 
transparency in the center of the glass panels. Interior 
lighting will make the frit pattern read effectively at 
night. 

Mr. Cheng presented a small model of the moire screen 
material for the roof. He described how the heliostats on 
the skylights will throw more light into the space. 

He described how the surface treatment on the wouth wall 
will affect various groups of people in the building who are 
looking out, and the effect that will be seen by those in 
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9. SHERIFF'S FACILITY (Continued) 

Vicki Scuri - Artist 

Pat O'Brien - Landscape Architect: 

Ms. Scuri and Ms. O'Brien described the art enrichment for 
the entry plaza and the landscape plan for this area. They 
described a concrete 'throwrug' that will embrace both the 
interior and exterior space, pulling them together. They 
showed a drawing, a model, and wheat-colored and blue 
concrete samples. The paving pattern is in a sheriff's 
star, ascribing a low-maintenance fabric to the area. The 
tiles will be flush and polished in the interior area. The 
area may also receive real rugs, if desired, e.g. under the 
conference table. Some discussion occurred regarding 
materials, construction, and landscaping. 

Mr. Williams then clarified the Scheme B concept, which 
gives a different vocabulary to the building. It carries 
the face frame across the front facade and the south wall. 
He described this system in detail and presented drawings. 
It would cost about $350,000.00 more than Scheme A. It 
would also eliminate Carl Cheng's design for the south 
facade and Doug Hoi lis' fritted glass design for the north 
facade. It would also impact Hoi lis' design for the 
screening on the roof. 

Discussion occurred regarding the two proposed Schemes and 
the overall design development: 

a. Scheme B would give more vertical emphasis to the 
building, favored by the Planning Department. 

b. Scheme A gives major qualities to the glass across a 
very large area. It makes it distinct from other 
building types. Commissioners wished to see this 
idea further simulated in three dimensions before 
actual construction begins. Susan Pontious confirmed 
that this is in the plan. 

c. Commissioners and architects all agreed that the roof 
notch diminishes everything the Arts Commission is 
trying to do with this building. Erecting a screen 
across the front was proposed, to keep the visual 
continuity the building had previously. 

e. If the roofline continuity is broken, it disturbs all 
other spatial relationships in that area. The raked 
shapes played against something that organized them, 
^^ with the unbroken line. If this is disturbed, 

something else must be found for them to play against. 
The roof treatment remains a major unresolved problem. 



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9. SHERIFF'S FACILITY (Continued) 

d. It was suggested that the glare of the reflective glass 
at the building's rear may be excessive. Mr. Williams 
stated that Planning has hired a meteorologist to do a 
complete glare analysis of the building. 

e. The Scheme A treatment of the two facades is an 
outstanding example of a marriage between science and 
art. The art is part of the building, not simply an 
enhancement. 

Further art enrichment on the sheer walls of the cell units 
is in planning stages, and some brief discussion occurred. 

Discussion also occurred regarding the paving of the street 
curbs. 

f. If the notch area is to be used as a roof garden, a 
wall must be erected across the front to block out the 
wind currents. Otherwise, it will be a wind tunnel. 
Planning has stated that a 10' high wind screen may be 
placed there — without explicitly defining what this 
is — if it is an outdoor garden area. 

g. Commissioners strongly supported the artwork and 
materials. 

The Committee made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 5 September: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Sheriff's Facility Design A 

Development/Phase II, conditional upon removal of 
the presented notch in the upper floors, which 
violates the integrity of the original concept as 
approved by the Arts Commission, and 

FURTHER MOVED, to recommend further study by the 
architect and by the Planning Department to come 
up with an alternate solution. 

Commissioners wished to schedule a special workshop when the 
mockups showing further art enrichment and design 
development are ready. 

10. YERBA BUENA GARDENS/PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER HOWARD STREET 
Larry McEwen - M.G.A. Partners 

Bill Carney - Senior Landscape Architect 

Ed Ong - Chief Architect, Redevelopment Agency 

Bill Carney stated that today's presentation will involve 
approved schematic drawings, plus some refinements that have 
been done since the last workshop with the Committee. More 
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10. YERBA BUENA GARDENS (Continued) 

Mr. Carney presented and described several drawings showing 
an overview of Central Block 2 (CB2) from Mission Street, of 
a park atop the block, and adjacent areas. A long esplanade 
is envisioned for performances as well as general park use. 
A performance area was along the left side, including a 
berned area contained trees and sculptural play features; 
and behind this two cultural buildings — a theatre and 
visual arts center. The area to the west slopes up into a 
retail complex being developed by Olympia and York. The 
centerpiece for this whole area is a fountain, which is also 
the back of the Moscone Expansion lobby. On top of the 
lobby is a garden terrace with a couple of cafes. He showed 
a more detailed sketch of the fountain. 

Mr. Carney switched to a plan view showing a more overall 
context of the park project. Another small garden will be 
on the Third Street side. On the Fourth Street side will be 
a restaurant, retail, and cinema complex which terraces up 
from the garden. A strong linkage to CB1 , the block between 
Mission and Market, will be created by a grade level retail 
promenade with vegetation that will be carried straight 
through and become a somewhat more formal allee, with 
changing vegetation, to draw people over to CB3 , having 
Moscone meeting rooms, a children's complex, and an ice 
skating rink. 

A more detailed plan view of the long parklike area atop 
CB2 was again shown, described, and discussed in greater 
detail. Ways of getting people up to the Moscone Lobby were 
described. 

Mr. Carney turned the presentation over to Larry McEwen, who 
continued to describe public walkways on CB2 . The 
pedestrian bridge over Howard Street and stairs alongside 
and leading down to Howard were discussed at length. 
Planting and building materials were also briefly described. 

Sidewalk paving samples were then presented and brief 
discussion of them took place: A grid will be the organizer 
of the many elements of paving throughout the park. The 
basic ingredients are green quartzite occurring in 2' wide 
bands, with an exposed seeded aggregate of sierra white 
granite . 

After lengthy discussion, Commissioners felt today's 
presentation was inadequate for a decision on Phase I to be 
made this evening. The following points were raised: 

a. The purpose of art enrichment is not to compensate for 
poorly resolved design problems. By designating 
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10. YERBA BUENA GARDENS (Continued) 

of art is pre-supposed, e.g. the large wall alongside 
the staircase. This is not the best process of 
evolution of public art projects. 

b. The integration of the streetscape with the two 
Moscones will come largely through the art enrichment 
program. The art opportunity is the entire space 
between the two buildings. If a large wall must be 
treated, and there is a certain budget, a large part of 
that budget may have to go into the wall, as opposed to 
using it to integrate the entire space. 

c. The relationship between the two Moscone Centers and 
the streetscape should be clearly presented by up-to- 
date, comprehensive drawings and models reflecting all 
recommendations made up to now, before further 
discussion can take place. The entire scheme should be 
presented in one consistent drawing, showing the 
project in its entirety. 

d. Tonight's presentation will stay in workshop format. 
There is too much to take in. A special workshop must 
be scheduled to deal with this project. 

e. The method of paving and seeding is not adequate. A 
third concrete element is needed with the sierra 
granite and quartzite. 

f. While this is out of the architects' jurisdiction, the 
paving pattern in the central auto drop-off plaza 
should be something richer. These 8 lanes connect the 
two Moscones. 

g. A model is is needed to "walk through" the basic path 
structure. 

h. The concept of the bridge over Howard Street is fine, 
but the method of approach is not clear and a model 
would help clarify this. If Phase I approval were 
given tonight, and things move too far along into the 
construction document phase, this committee will have 
lost its ability to influence the design in any way. 
Approval cannot be given solely on the basis of 
tonight's schematic drawings. 

Commissioners and architects agreed to meet in late 
September to consider Phases I and II, with design 
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12. MARKET STREET TRACKWAY PAVING/FREMONT AND STEUART STS. 
Item deleted. 

13. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 
None. 

14. NEW BUSINESS 
None. 

15. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
7 :45 p.m. 

Submitted by: 





Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




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AGENDA 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, September 17 

3:00 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
_i8a i Y. Okamoto 
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I. 
II. 

Ill 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII 



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Phases 



Richard Hannum Associates 

Encroachment in Front of 1035, 1039 and 1045 I, II, III 

Val lejo Street 

. Public Utilities Commission 

Water Department's San Andreas Water Treatment II, III 
Plant, Stage-2 Additions 



DPW, Bureau of Architecture 
Janet Clark Memorial Plaque 

Unfinished Business 

New Business 

. Adjournment 



I, II, III 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museum 
I Library Commission. 
I Planning Commission. 
I Recreation and Park 

Commission 

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^ivic Art Collection 

■Mc Design Review 

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jpPS Symphony Concerts 

Jblic Art Program 

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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

17 September, 1990 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 



In the absence of Committee Chair John Kriken, Robert 
LaRocca called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



ROLL 



Commissioners Present 



Commissioners Excused 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
-P«-i i Y. Okamoto 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



John Kriken 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy (arr. 3:14 p.m.) 

Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 



Nancy Boas, Member, San Francisco Arts Commission 
Claire N. Isaacs, Director of Cultural Affairs 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

Commissioner Boas sat with the Committee as an alternate, in 
the event of Commissioner Healy's absence. Commissioner 
Healy arrived at 3:14 p.m., immediately after Roll was 
taken, and officially took her place on the panel. 
Commissioner Boas then departed. 

II. RICHARD HANNUM ASSOCIATES 

Encroachment/ 1035, 1039, and 1045 Vallejo Street 

This proposal involves driveway access for three townhouses 
at the above addresses. An embankment will be tunnelled 
through into an underground garage. Drawings of the curb 
cut, garage entrance, site photos, relevant drawings, and a 
sample of the concrete balustrade finish were presented and 
briefly discussed. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 1 October: 



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MOTION TO APPROVE the Encroachment in front of 1035, 

1039, and 1045 Vallejo Street/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Recommendat i ons 

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Plant a creeping ivy -- preferably Boston Ivy or Ficus 

Repens -- on the front retaining wall. 

Soften the curve on the western-most retaining wall. 



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III. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

Water Department's San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Stage-2 Additions 

As described in detail during the Phase I presentation, the 
purpose of this project is to increase the Plant's water 
treatment capacity by 50 percent. Two new poured concrete 
structures, an Ozone Building and an adjacent Contractor 
Basin, will be constructed. Working drawings were presented 
and briefly discussed. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 1 October: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the PUC San Andreas Water Treatment A 

Plant Stage-2 Additions/Phases II, III. 

Moved: Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. DPW. BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE 
JANET CLARK MEMORIAL PLAQUE 

Berry von hungen Groth, Bureau of Architecture 
Ellen L. Rice, Community Access Network 

Mr. von hungen Groth briefly described the late Janet 
Clark's pioneering work on behalf of building access for the 
disabled and introduced Ellen Rice, who is continuing Ms. 
Clark's work. 

Today's presentation involves two proposed schemes for a 
tribute to be located at the 101 Grove Street ramp: 

1. A two-color inlay terrazzo panel right at the ramp's 
entrance. 

2. A bronze plaque to be located at the ramp's entrance 
on the building wall. 

Drawings and wording for both proposals were presented and 
discussed. The bronze plaque would cost about $1,000.00 and 
the terrazzo inlay would cost about $2,500.00. Funding has 
yet to be secured. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 1 October: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Janet Clark Memorial plaque A 

scheme 1 terrazzo two-color inlay panel/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. JANET CLARK MEMORIAL PLAQUE (Continued) 

Recommendati on ; Should sufficient funding be unavailable 
for this terrazzo Scheme, the Commission would endorse 
Scheme 2, the bronze plaque. This Motion is passed without 
prejudice. 

The Commissioners unanimously agreed to place the following 
item on the Agenda: 

V. MAIDEN LANE GATES 
Gate Design 
Edward Brewer 

The presentation addressed recommendations made at the 
August Civic Design Committee Meeting: 

1. Redesign of the gate panel making the sloping element 
more graceful . 

2. Setting gate opening wider than 4 feet to 4 feet 9 
inches. A small pick-up truck is five feet across. It 
must therefore stay under 5 feet. 

3. Color samples of satin black and gray were shown, and a 
combination of these two was suggested. As requested, 
Prussian blue and dark green were also shown. 

Some discussion occurred regarding the colors, which 
Commissioners felt to be too dark, monochromatic, and 
indistinguishable from each other. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 1 October: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Maiden Lane Gates construction A 

elements/Phases II, III 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendati on : 



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Consult with Victorian house painters about a Prussian blue 
and deep Victorian green and get some samples from them. 
British Racing Green was suggested. Bring back better color 
samples to the October 1 Regular Meeting and the colors can 
be approved at that time. 

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Claire Isaacs stated that a special meeting for the new 
\^ library/Phase I design presentation has been requested prior 

to the October 1 Regular Monthly Meeting. 



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VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Continued) 

Committee Members agreed to meet for a special Civic Design 
Review Meeting at either 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m., just prior 
to the Regular Meeting, on October 1. 

Claire Isaacs stated that she would telephone City Architect 
Norman Karasick as to whether 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. was a 
better time for this presentation, and how long it would 
take, and get back to the Committee members with a firm 
time. 

VII. NEW BUSINESS 
None. 

15. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
4:00 p.m. 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Special Meeting 

Monday, October 1 

1 : 30 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



I . ROLL 



Phases 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



II. NEW MAIN LIBRARY PRESENTATION 

Norman Karasick, City Architect 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
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III. FERRY TERMINAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 
Joe Wyman, Port Authority Architect 

Conceptual review of plan to construct shelter and 
increase docking facilities. 

IV. ADJOURNMENT 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

SPECIAL MEETING 

1 October, 1990 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

1 :30 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



Committee Chair John Kriken called the meeting to order at 
1 :40 p.m. 



I. 



ROLL 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



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Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Robert LaRocca None 

John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Barbara Sklar, President, San Francisco Arts Commission 
Nancy Boas, Vice President, San Francisco Arts Commission 
Steven Coulter, President, Library Commission and Ex-Officio 

Member, Arts Commission 
Claire N. Isaacs, Director of Cultural Affairs 
Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 
Tonia Macneil, Art Enrichment Curator 

II. NEW MAIN LIBRARY PRESENTATION 

Norman Karasick, City Architect 

Mr. Karasick introduced architects James Freed, of Pei , 
Cobb, Freed and Partners, and Kathy Simon, of Simon, Martin, 
Vegue, Winkelstein and Morris, who gave the presentation. 

Slides were shown and a site analysis was given. 

Two models were presented: One of the building only, and 
one showing the building situated in the environment. 

Slides were shown of the model's interior, and the library's 
functions were described, floor by floor. 

Relocation of the Pioneer Monument, currently in its 
original location on the corner of Hyde and Grove Streets, 
was discussed and slides were shown. 

Mr. Freed noted that the three types of granite proposed for 
the surface of the new building are identical to those used 






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II. LIBRARY (Continued) 

on the old one. The Fulton and Larkin Street facades of the 
new building mirror the Beaux Arts style of the older 
structure. 

He briefly described the entrances on Fulton and Larkin 
Streets. 

Discussion occurred, with Commissioners unanimous in their 
enthusiasm for this new building, and the following comments 
were expressed: 

a. The library fits beautifully into the Beaux Arts 
style of the greater Civic Center. 

b. The Fulton Street stairs design option will remain 
open, awaiting an indication from the Asian Art Museum 
as to their plans for the Fulton Street facade in the 
old building, which will mirror the new one. Mr. Freed 
urged the Arts Commission to ascertain these plans from 
the Asian as soon as possible, so that this new facade 
may begin to assume definite proportions. 

c. The experience of moving through the building, in terms 
of the volumes of space and the handling of the light 
penetrating into the building, will make it very 
popular and will attract new customers. 

d. The building answers all of the extremely complex and 
difficult built in programmatic needs and still 
remains a beautifully designed public space. 

e. The building addresses the Beaux Arts Civic Center 
design with two facades, and addresses the Market 
Street side with the other two in a different way, 
without losing any of the continuity of sophistication 
and bri 1 1 iance. 

f. The selection of materials reinforces the elegance and 
design concept of the building. 

g. Commissioners unanimously went on record in support of 
moving the Pioneer Monument in favor of the building. 

Some further discussion occurred. 

The question was raised as to whether, regarding the 
internal program of the building, everything is settled in 
terms of room type, floor level, etc. throughout the 
building. Ms. Simon responded that the functions of the 
floors are set, e.g. level one is for children, levels two, 
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II. LIBRARY (Continued) 

administration. However, the flow of information will occur 
throughout the building. 

City Librarian Kenneth Dowlin stated that the Program 
Document for the new library is the product of six months' 
research, articulating what the building needs to do from a 
programmatic standpoint. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission at the Regular Monthly Meeting this 
afternoon : 

MOTION TO APPROVE the design concept of the new Main A 

Li brary/Phase I . 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. FERRY TERMINAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 
Joe Wyman, Port Authority Architect 

Jill Manton gave a brief report, preliminary to Mr. Wyman's 
presentation. The Port Commission has received funds from 
the Federal government to build an extension to the Ferry 
Building. The entire design process must be complete and 
all documents must be ready within six months, hence today's 
initial presentation. This project will be placed on the 
October 15 Civic Design Agenda for Phase I and II approval. 

Mr. Wyman stated that the project must be in operation by 
April 15. He provided Commissioners with a project 
description and a copy of the grant. The Federal Highway 
Administration money will be passed through to the Port by 
CalTrans. This is an emergency earthquake response project, 
relieving traffic from the East Bay. It is an interim 
facility to enhance ferry service. 

Today, guidance is sought from the Civic Design Review 
Committee that will enable the in-house staff of the Port 
Authority to design the facility. Suggestions are desired 
that could be integrated into the actual project. A 
preferred alternative must be fleshed out by November 1. 

Two options were presented and described. 

a. Pier 1/2 

A facility located on this Pier would entail the addition of 
new gangways and floats to accommodate two additional 
berths, construction of a passenger waiting area on an 



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III. FERRY TERMINAL (Continued) 

existing parking lot, and possibly an automated ticketing 
facility. A portion of the improvement area would be set 
aside for a plaza/viewing area. 

b. Pier 1 Project 

A facility located on this Pier would duplicate the service 
provided immediately following the October Earthquake, with 
ferries docking along the northern stringer to protect 
passengers. A portion of the Bulkhead building could be 
refurbished to provide services needed for the facility such 
as ticketing and concessions. 

Discussion followed and the following points were raised: 

a. A conditional endorsement of the concept was given, 
pending indication of some commitment to providing 
artwork. No art funding is tied to the emergency 
money, about $1,000,000.00, which must be spent by 
April 15. 

b. This is a first phase of what will eventually be a 
permanent facility. After it is in place, art 
enrichment money can be found. However, Commissioners 
felt there should be an integrated expression of art 
when this project comes back for phase approval; that 
in the meantime an effort should be made to find art 
enrichment funding. 

c. Consider mixed use possibilities for the Open Space. 

d. The Port Authority's focus is on upgrade and 
improvement of the float system and upgrade of the 
passenger facility. 

e. Commissioners were not unanimous in approval of one 
project over another. 

f. They wanted an approach with maximum visibility. 

g. Give more activity to the outdoors. This will increase 
activity along the Embarcadero. Don't tuck people back 
behind a Pier. 

h. Some of the design features of Pier 7 could be brought 
to this, e.g. lighting, balustrades, colors. 

i. For the passenger facility, a simple steel structure 

with a corrugated tin or canvas roof picking up some of 
the arches from the Ferry Building was proposed. 
Commissioners preferred that the design pick up the 



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III. FERRY TERMINAL (Continued) 

industrial character of the area. Canvas was seen as 
out of keeping with this. A simple, open, steel space 
frame structure, without arches, was preferred. 
Simplicity was preferred. 

IV. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
2: 55 p.m. 

Submitted by: 



Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



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AGENDA 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, October 15 

3:00 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue 



Suite 70 



I. 



ROLL 



Phases 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



II. MAIDEN LANE GATES 

Color Samples Presentation 



III 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



III. ENCROACHMENT/4555 IRVING STREET 

DPW/Bureau of Engineering 
Aniceta Jover 

IV. ENCROACHMENT/901 Market Street 

DPW/Bureau of Engineering 
Jon Twichel 1 

V. LOMBARD STREET GARAGE 

Parking Authority/Laura Hogan Design 
Laura Hogan 

VI. COMMERCIAL STREET OPEN SPACE 

Morrison & Foerster 
Steven Vettel 

VII. SOUTH SUNSET PLAYGROUND CLUBHOUSE ADDITION 

DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Berry von hungen Groth 



I, II, III 



I, II, III 



I, II.III 



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I, II, III 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Safe-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



VIII. PRESIDIO BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Glenn Hunt 

IX. SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT/STAGE 2 
ADDITIONS 

PUC/Water Department 

X. FERRY TERMINAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

Joe Wyman, Port Authority Architect 

XI. EMBARCADERO WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 

Discussion 
Jill Manton 

XII. ADJOURNMENT 



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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
15 October, 1990 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 



Committee Chair John Kriken called the meeting to order at 
3:10 p.m. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

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ROLL 



Commissioners Present 



Robert LaRocca 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy (arr. 
Rai Okamoto (dep. 



3: 17 p 
4:00 p 



Staff Present 



Commissioners Excused 



None 



m.) 
m.) 



Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 
Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 
Anne Parke, Port Planner 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



II. MAIDEN LANE GATES 

Color Samples Presentation 

Drawings of the gates and light standards in dark green, 
black, Prussian blue, and Navajo white were presented. 
After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation to the full Commission: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Maiden Lane Gates/all APPROVED 

Navajo White color scheme/Phase III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Commissioner Healy arrived immediately following this 
presentation, at 3:17 p.m. 

III. ENCROACHMENT/4555 IRVING STREET 

DPW/Bureau of Engineering 
Aniceta Jover 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




Aniceta Jover stated that her building at the corner of 
47th and Irving Streets is surrounded by a five foot high 
redwood fence which encroaches 48 inches onto the sidewalk 
along the 47th Street side. The sidewalk is approximately 
14 feet wide. This fence was already there when she bought 





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III. ENCROACHMENT/ Jover (Continued) 

the building. This permit application is to legalize the 
fence, and give her right-of-way. She presented 
photographs of the surrounding area and a drawing. 

After some discussion, Commissioner Kriken requested that 
Ms. Jover bring photographs of the actual fence and the 
particular situation to the next Civic Design Meeting. He 
also requested that staff back check with DPW as to the 
concept of the revokable encroachment. 

This matter was continued until the next Civic Design 
Review Committee Meeting on November 19. 

IV. ENCROACHMENT/901 MARKET STREET 

DPW/Bureau of Engineering 
Jon Twichell 

This encroachment involves 10 blade signs over the sidewalk 
surrounding the Penney Building, advertising ground-level, 
retail tenants. Due to the combination of the fixed canopy 
and the grade change, the signs on the Market Street side 
of the building will be less than 10 feet above the 
sidewalk, necessitating a minor encroachment permit into 
the airspace. 

Mr. Twichell presented photos of the building's facade and 
sample blade signs. 

Following brief discussion, the following recommendation 
was made for presentation before the full Commission on 5 
November: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the encroachment/901 Market APPROVED 

Street/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. LOMBARD STREET GARAGE 

Item pulled at the request of Kevin Haggerty of the Parking 
Authority. This item will come before the Committee in the 
near future. 

VI. COMMERCIAL STREET OPEN SPACE 

Steven Vettel - Morrison & Foerster 
Andrew Butler, Architect 

Mr. Vettel and Mr. Butler described minor alterations in 
this project. Half of the original space will be closed 



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VI. COMMERCIAL STREET (Continued) 



during lunchtime; Commercial Street from Leidesdorf to 
Montgomery. Fewer bollards and chains will be installed — 
one at either end of this half-block. 

Mr. Butler presented a response to the Committee's 
recommendation to find an alternative to Permanent Seating 
Arrangements. Permanent tables and chairs will be replaced 
with a pre-cast concrete, wood, and cast iron seating 
system. Drawings were presented and discussed. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 5 November: 



MOTION TO APPROVE the Commercial Street Open 

space alternative seating solution, conditional 
upon adding a wooden bench/Phase III. 



APPROVED 



Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. SOUTH SUNSET PLAYGROUND CLUBHOUSE ADDITION 

DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Berry von hungen Groth 

Mr. von hungen Groth described this $50,000.00 project to 
enlarge the Clubhouse's existing front room -- by doubling 
its size — to accommodate a Senior Citizens Lunch Program, 
run by Self Help for the Elderly. 

The plan is to move the existing window wall out, remove an 
exterior wall, build a new supporting wall, and build a new 
ending wall. The roof line will be extended. At this 
time, funds for repainting the entire building are not 
available. Drawings were presented and discussed. 

After brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation before the full Commission on 5 
November . 



MOTION TO APPROVE the South Sunset Playground 

Clubhouse Addition/Phases I, II, III. 



APPROVED 



Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 




Recommendati ons 
a. 



Repaint entire structure in a red sienna, should 
funds become available. 



b. Install rolldown doors for security 





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VIII. PRESIDIO BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Glen Hunt 

In response to recommendations made during the initial 
presentation, Mr. Hunt presented drawings of a more 
curvilinear handrailing, to fit the facade of the building 

A lighter terra cotta color was proposed for the exterior 
metals, to match the building colors. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 5 November: 

MOTION TO APPROVE the Presidio Branch Library APPROVED 

Renovation/Phase III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IX. SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT/STAGE 2 ADDITIONS 

PUC/Water Department 

Item pulled by request of Arts Commission Staff. No 
further discussion deemed necessary. 

X. FERRY TERMINAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

Joe Wyman, Port Authority Planner 

Item pulled at Mr. Wyman ' s request and rescheduled for the 
November Committee Agenda. A time extension for this 
project has been granted. 

XI. EMBARCADERO WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 

Discussion - Jill Manton 

Commissioner Okamoto departed at 4:00 p.m., prior to this 
discussion. 

Jill Manton distributed minutes from a recent Technical 
Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC), along with a memo from 
Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg, summarizing 
points of consensus reached by City staff: 

Members of the Policy Steering Committee are: 

Ms. Rina Cutler, Director of Parking and Traffic 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager, PUC 

Mr. Richard Evans, Director, DPW 

Mr. Edward Helfeld, Executive Director, SFRA 

Mr. Michael Huerta, Executive Director of Port 

Mr. Dean Macris, Director of Planning 

Mr. Doug Wright, Deputy Mayor for Transportation 





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XI. EMBARCADERO DISCUSSION (Continued) 

Ms. Manton read a portion of Chief Administrative Officer 
Rudy Nothenberg's Summary into the record: 

"I am most pleased to announce that, after further analyses 
of urban design policies by our consultants and our 
Technical Advisory Committee, the majority of the TAC now 
endorses the policies summarized in this letter. While not 
every agency represented on the TAC agrees with each and 
every one of the urban design recommendations, there is now 
sufficient consensus on the design package taken as a whole 
to proceed to the next steps of the approval process. 

"All the same, we must note that the proposed urban 
design/aesthetic policies add to a funding shortfall 
experienced by the Roadway. A resolution to all funding 
issues for the Surface Roadway Project will need to be 
fashioned by the Policy Steering Committee. The November 
meeting of the PSC will thus be devoted to a discussion of 
the funding needs of the Project, including the recommended 
urban design policies. 

"The following character and material selections represent 
the key urban design policies which have been endorsed by a 
majority of the TAC members and will be incorporated into 
the signed operations and design criteria document before 
it is signed. We anticipate that these key material 
selections will remain fairly fixed, subject to the formal 
approval process. As we move through the approval process, 
we plan to continue with design development drawings, based 
on the proposed urban design policies. The next steps in 
the urban design approval process include: 1) a briefing 
to the Arts Commission Civic Design Committee and Visual 
Art Committee for review and comment; 2) a briefing to the 
Port Commission; and 3) a briefing to the BCDC Design 
Review Board (The Design Review Board advises the BCDC 
staff and Commissioners as to whether projects meet the 
McAteer-Petri s Act and the Bay Plan.) 

"The urban design policies endorsed by TAC to date are 
summarized below: 

"Context/character: Historic, urban, working waterfront 

Landscaping: One row of trees on the land side. A few 
groups of trees placed in the center islands and the 
promenade, to accent transit or views. The precise 
location and spacing of the trees would be developed to the 
satisfaction of the TAC based on this policy 

promenade, sidewalk and crosswalk: Concrete, with granite 
curb at promenade, and concrete curb-and-gutter elsewhere 



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XI. EMBARCADERO DISCUSSION (Continued) 

Roadway lanes and parking bays: Asphalt." 

Drawings were presented. Jill Manton described the process 
and clarified that the Arts Commission has a 'review and 
comment' jurisdiction only. Bechtel's contract was for a 
schematic design only, and design development will be 
conducted by DPW with oversight from an urban design 
consultant to be hired from the current RFQ. It will 
likely be done by an entirely different team. The working 
drawings will be done by DPW and will be ready by February 
for the southern Embarcadero segment. An urban design 
consultant will have oversight, to ensure compliance with 
the initial schematic design. Most likely, Rudy Nothenberg 
and Doug Wright will decide what portion of Roger Berry's 
Arts Master Plan is implemented and what the funding will 
be. 

Jill Manton stated her concern that the Civic Design Review 
Committee give constructive criticism in the most effective 
way, and that they try to achieve consensus in their 
response. 

Lengthy discussion revolved around the Commissioners' 
belief that these drawings conveyed no unified, overall 
design concept: 

1. The Committee was concerned about the reality of the 
implementation budget for the Waterfront 
Transportation Project. They were reluctant to 
comment on the design if budgetary restrictions might 
necessitate substitution of lesser materials without a 
reconsideration of the whole project. This is not the 
way to design a project — starting with a big idea, 
and as each piece of it falls apart, fill in with a 
cheap substitute material. 

2. This design is incompatible with the idea of a working 
waterfront. It is too elaborate, grandiose, and over 
desi gned . 

3. The drawings don't reflect some comments made 

in meetings. These are the same drawings from day 
one, e.g. a double row of trees was agreed upon 
several times, and yet the drawings show a single line 
of trees along the land side. 

4. The Port Commission would like to hear a unified 
statement from the Arts Commission as a whole, as 
opposed to different opinions from different 
individual members. However, the Commissioners felt 
they could not take a position on something that could 
be completely off base in terms of budget. 




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XI. EMBARCADERO DISCUSSION (Continued) 

5. Re the single luminaire on the roadside of the 

promenade: The Committee challenges the CalTrans 
standard of lighting as appropriate to such an 
important civic space. 

Jill Manton suggested that she could: 

1. draft a letter to Rudy Nothenberg expressing their 
concerns; 

2. try to set up an informal meeting involving Committee 
members and Rudy Nothenberg, and 

3. obtain more information about a larger meeting 
scheduled for October 24, with Rudy Nothenberg and the 
project's designers. 

Commissioner Kriken suggested as a public stance: The 
design process has not been responsive to the civic design 
opportunity that this presents, and the Arts Commission 
cannot yet endorse it. He further stated that the 
Commission may wish to withdraw from the design review 
process, since their authority is not binding, if they 
cannot support the design at present. 

Some more discussion occurred. Commissioner Kriken stated 
he would telephone Rudy Nothenberg about a meeting between 
himself and the Committee prior to Wednesday's meeting. 
Ideas for discussion were suggested. 

XII. NEW BUSINESS 

Debra Lehane announced that she will replace Dennis Rumsey 
as staff liaison to the Committee. She and Lemora Martin 
will share staffing responsibility. 

XIII. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
5:17 p.m. 



Submitted by: 





Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



City and County 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



Wednesday, October 31, 1990 at 4:30 p 
770 Golden Gate Avenue 
3rd Floor Commission Room 
San Francisco, California 94102 



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Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 
(415) 554-9671 



AGENDA 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 

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Yerba Buena Gardens 

Pedestrian Bridge over Howard Street 
and Public sidewalks on CB-2. San 
Francisco Redevelopment Agency. 
Phases I and II. 
Romaldo Giurgola, MGA Partners 
Bill Carney/Ed Ong 

Adjournment 



PHASE(S) 

I, II 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




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EDWARD HELFELD, Executive Director 



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ADDRESS MAIL TO POST OFFICE BOX 646 • SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 941 01 -0646 



ART AGNOS, Mayor 

Leroy King, President 

Buck Bagot, Vice President 

Sonia S. Bolanos 

Gary Kitahata 

Haig G. Mardikian 

V. Fei Tsen 

Paul Wartelle 

(415) 771-8800 
FAX: (415) 771-3005 



REFER TO: 



November 1, 1990 



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MINUTES 

Meeting of the Civic Design Committee 
of the San Francisco Art Commission 

October 31, 1990 



ART COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: 



John Kriken, Rai Okamoto, 
Ann Healy 



OTHERS PRESENT: 



Aldo Giurgola, Fred Foote, Larry McEwen, 
Susan Gallagher, Jerry Lee, Ed Ong, 
Bill Carney, Helen Sause, Bess N. Witt 



MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 



4:40 p.m. by John Kriken 



Commissioner Kriken stated that the purpose of the meeting 
was to review the Redevelopment Agency's Phase I & II design 
submittals in connection with the Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade 
project and specifically to see if the Art Commission's concerns raised 
in a previous meeting with the project's architects had been satisfied. 

Mr. Carney of the Redevelopment Agency gave a recap of 
preliminary construction document phase of work and of concerns 
raised by the Art Commission, including the progress of people 
through the esplanade between Market and Mission Streets and the 
Moscone Convention Center; access to the esplanade on Central Block 
2 from Central Block 1; and design of the retail project by Olympia & 
York adjacent to the Esplanade. 





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On behalf of MGA Partners, Fred Foote elaborated on 
refinements to the Esplanade project to address the Committee's 
concerns, using the project model and drawings. Specifics included 
refinements in the upper terrace area, reallignment of the Howard 
Street stairs, a greater presence of garden plantings along the stairs 
and at street level, development of the site signage system, increased 
screening of air intakes, and development of the garden character of 
the exit stair pavillions on Mission Street. 

Commissioner Kriken commented that MGA appeared to have 
met his concerns relating to the Esplanade walkway. 

Discussion followed relating to plantings on the wall at the base 

of the Howard Street stairs, with Mr. Foote indicating that the wall 

could be available to the Art Commission's Art Enhancement Program 
if desired, but would otherwise be planted. 

In response to the committee's questions, the architects 
described the planting scheme and cafes proposed for the new 
Moscone roof, including their appearance from Howard Street. The 
architects stated that the design intention is to thoroughly integrate 
these structures with the garden setting. 

Commissioner Okamoto questioned whether the Gardens would 
be affected by the retail development. Mr. Carney indicated that the 
developer's architects were just now beginning work. Two possible 
impacts were a request for retail activity within the Esplanade and 
the handling of the Marriott Ballroom vents and exit stairs. 

Commissioner Kriken stated his concern about the scale of the 
retail development and that the Fourth Street edge needs to be as 
friendly as possible. Commissioner Okamoto voiced his strong 
feelings against anything that would compromise the overall 
geometry of the park. 

Commissioner Okamoto questioned whether art elements will 
still be in the gardens. Mr. Giurgola described the basic concept for 



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the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to be designed as part of the 
fountain. He emphasized the 'spiritual' connection between St. 
Patrick's Church and the memorial, and answered questions raised 
about visibility of the memorial from the Moscone Convention Center. 
The memorial is being designed by artist Houston Conwill. 

Commissioner Healy questioned where park benches will be 
placed, and a short discussion ensued on the possibility of vendors 
renting chairs to park users, as occcurs in some European parks. 

Mr. McEwen explained that the east stairway to the upper 
terrace was necessary as a direct route to the terrace, given the 
length of the east ramps. He also reviewed the design of the Howard 
Street Bridge and of the sidewalk trees and paving. The bridge 
design includes two support columns and a small area of stairs 
located within the public sidewalk area west of the south Moscone 
lobby; these require encroachment permits from the City, which will 
need to be signed off by the Art Commission. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the Art Commission's concerns 
related to the Esplanade had been addressed. 

Commissioner Healy moved that the Committee recommend 
approval of Phase I and Phase II of the submittals relating to the 
Esplanade 

Commissioner Okamoto seconded the motion, provided that the 
subsequent retail development provide entrances from both Fourth 
Street corners; reflect the overall geometry of the esplanade; provide 
stepped back building profiles; retain the integrity of the park 
environment; avoid any erosion of the initerior edge of the 
promenade ellypse; provide continuous, active retail along Fourth 
Street;and keep the profile of the South Retail Building no higher 
than the lower portion of the Polshek theatre. 

The motion was unanimously approved. 

Mr. Carney thanked the Committee for convening for this 
meeting at the Agency. 




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Commissioner Okamoto moved that the meeting be adjourned. 
Hearing no objection, Commissioner Kriken adjourned the meeting at 
5:55 p.m. 

Minutes taken by: Bess N. Witt 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
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Minutes Approved: 




Joffn TCriken, Chair 
Civic Design Committee 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

RECOMMENDATION MADE AT SPECIAL MEETING OF 10/31/90 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE YERBA BUENA GARDENS SUBMITTALS 
RELATING TO THE ESPLANADE/PHASES I, II. SUBSEQUENT RETAIL 
DEVELOPMENT IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 

a) provide entrances from both Fourth Street corners; 

b) reflect the overall geometry of the esplanade; 

c) provide stepped back building profiles; 

d) retain the integrity of the park environment; 

e) avoid any erosion of the interior edge of the promenade 
el 1 ypse; 

f) provide continuous, active retail along Fourth Street; 

g) keep the profile of the South Retail Building no higher 
than the lower portion of the Polshek theatre. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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Monday, November 19, 1990 at 3:00 P-«- 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Rooi Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



1. San Franciso Sheriff's Facilities 

Construction Documents review 
Williams & Tanaka Architects 

2. Private: Fench Encroachment 

New A.N.D Facility 

1200 Connecticut 

Harry Leong, Asian Neighborhood Design 

3. Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center 

Bureau of Architecture 
Bruce Flynn 

4. Mission Cultural Center 

New Elevator, Electrical Service, and 
New Heating and Ventilation System at 
3rd and 4th Floors 
Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Nist 

5. Waterfront Transportation Projects 

Discussion 

Chief Administrator's Office 

Peg Divine 

Adjournment 



PHASE(S) 

III 



I, 11,111 



I, II 



III 



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Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

19th November, 1990 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 

In the absence of Committee Chair John Kriken, Robert LaRocca 
called the meeting to order at 3:20 p.m. 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present 



Commissioners Excused 



Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:40 p.m.) 



John Kriken 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane , Acting Assistant Director 
Jill Manton, Director Public Art Program 
Fe Bongolan, Neighborhood Arts Program 

II . San Francisco Sheriff's Facility 

This item was deleted and will be discussed at a special 
meeting on December 7, 1990 10 a.m. in the offices of 
Williams and Tanaka at 340 Pine Street 6th Floor. 

III . Frances Willard Replacement Plaque 

Debra Lehane informed the Committee of vandalism which 
had occurred during the summer in Lincoln Park near the 
Legion of Honor. A bronze plaque commemorating Frances 
E. Willard was stolen. Through the efforts of a private 
citizen, Mark Fontana of V. Fontana and Sons of 
Colma has offered to replace the bronze plaque with a 
granite plaque. Ms. Lehane requested the Committee's 
approval for a change in materials. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 10 December: 

Motion to approve the change of materials from bronze 
to granite for the Frances E. Willard plaque in Lincoln 
Park. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. Asian Neighborhood Design 
hf* New A.N.D Facility 

1200 Connecticut 

Harry Leong of Asian Neighborhood Design requested 
permission to build a fence on city land along 25th St. 
The edge of the roadway has become a dumping area which 
causes the unwanted possessions to fall on A.N.D. property. 
It was also sited as a safety issue. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 10 December: 

Motion to approve the encroachment of a fence on 26th A 
Street along the roadway bordering A.N.D. property/ 
Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. Bureau of Architecture 

Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center 

Bruce Flynn introduced to the Commissioners Jorges Gutierrez 
who proceeded with the presentation. Drawings of a 
temporary structure to be placed next to the Central Alarm 
^ Center on Turk Street were reviewed. The Commissioners 

— identified a design problem with the peaked roof which 

signifies the entrance to the building. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 10 December: 

Motion to approve Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center/ A 
Phase I 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Recommendations : 

1 . Work on the entrance bringing it to street level 

2. Identify planting 

3. Down play peaks 

VI . Bureau of Architecture 
Mission Cultural Center 

Bob Nist of the Bureau of Architecture presented working 
drawings of the new elevator, electrical service and new 
heating and ventilation system for the 3rd and 4th floors 
of the Mission Cultural Center. Fe Bongolan was also 
present to answer questions. 

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VI . Mission Cultural Center (continued) 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 10 December: 

Motion to approve the new elevator, electrical service A 
and new heating and ventilation systems for the 3rd and 4th 
floor of the Mission Cultural Center/Phase III. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus : Unanimous 

VII . Embarcadero Waterfront Project 

Peg Divine of the Chief Administrator's Office reviewed the 
Embarcadero Project with the Commissioners requesting 
feedback from them on the following items: 

Trees 

The Commissioners supported a double row of trees on the 
landside of the Embarcadero. In response to Ms. Divine's 
concern about obstructing pedestrian movements on the 
smaller 10 foot walkways, the Committee suggested 3 foot 
grates for trees. 

There was not agreement among the Commissioners regarding 
seaside tree locations. Commissioners Healy and Okamoto 
agreed to no trees on the seaside with light fixtures 
providing design continuity. Commissioner LaRocca voiced 
the desire for trees to be on both sides stating that it 
makes the environment more people oriented and provided 
design continuity. 

Ms. Divine suggested doing a model of some trees on 
the median and on the water side to show BCDC 
Commissioners. Ms. Divine also informed the Committee of a 
series of meeting with the Port sub-committee to discuss 
urban design issues. The Committee asked to be appraised of 
the schedule of the meetings. 

Lighting 

The Commissioners unanimously preferred the single 
luminaires on the promenade and recommended on the three 
block stretch from the Embarcadero to Northpoint that single 
luminaires be used on a 24' high pole to accommodate the 
catenary wires. Color corrected sodium vapor lights were 
recommended . 

Pavement 

The Bechtel consultant recommended concrete because of 

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Embarcadero (continued) 

concerns for patches which occur as a result of repair work. 
The consultant felt that asphalt was not an inviting 
material and identified a possible problem with subsidence 
on the promenade. 

The Civic Design Committee recommended asphalt over concrete 
for the promenade material with the crosswalks the same or 
slightly different. Commissioner LaRocca stated that he 
was not adverse to concrete paving and that the city should 
use a material which is readily repairable. 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
5:05 p.m. 



Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane 

Acting Assistant Director 



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(415)554-9671 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



SPECIAL JOINT MEETING 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Friday, December 7, 1990 at 10:00 a.i 
The Offices of Hilliaas and Tanaka 
340 Pine Street, 6th Floor 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
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San Franciso Sheriff's Facilities 

Construction Documents review 
Williams & Tanaka Architects 



PHftSE(S) 

III 



San Francisco Sheriff's Facilities 

Review of completed design developments of 
Art Enrichment Projects 

Adjournment 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



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415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 
Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 
(415) 554-9671 



SPECIAL HEETING 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COHHITTEE 



Monday, December lO, 1990 at 1:30 P-«- 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



AGENDA 



PHASE(S) 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
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Waterfront Transportation Projects 

Urban Design Recommendations 

Peg Divine, Chief Administrator's Office 

Jill Manton 

Adjournment 



Jill Manton will prepare minutes for this meeting, per request 
from Debra Lehane. LBM December, 1990 (conversation with Lehane) 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Scrte-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




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(415)554-9671 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COHNITTEE 



Monday, January 14. 1991 at 3:00 P-B- 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heary 
John Krlken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
RoLY. Okamoto 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Drlscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Sunset Branch Library 

Bureau of Architecture 
Glen H u n t 

3001 Baker Street 

Private Request: Encroachment 

Fred Taylor, Ravi Anand 

Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center 

Bureau of Architecture 
Bruce Flynn, Jorqe Gutierrez 



PHASE(S) 

1,11,111 

L.Li, III 

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343 Sansome/Leidesdorf f Street 
Development 

Private Request 

Jim Morrison, Art Thompson 

Phase II approval given in March with contingencies. 

Now seeking Phase II approval with contingencies 

removed . 

Embarcadero Roadway Project 
Canopy and Roadway Embellishment. 

Discussion 
Jill Man ton 

Adjournment 



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State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
14 January, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 

Committee Chair John Kriken called the meeting to order at 
3:10 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
JJCjLY.jQkamoto 
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ROLL 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArrHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




Commissioners Excused 



Rai Okamoto 



Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 



Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 
Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

I. SUNSET BRANCH LIBRARY 
Bureau of Architecture 
Glen Hunt 

Glen Hunt stated that this project involves handicapped 
access to the building at Irving and 18th Avenue, altering 
the exterior. Seismic bracing, by drilling through the 
masonry and inserting no. 11 rebar through the facade, 
without disturbing the character of the building, is also 
pi anned . 

Handicapped entry at the door on the Irving side of the 
building will provide proximity to the main entrance 
without disturbing the character of the facade. A ramp 
will be wrapped around the side of the building to a point 
along Irving Street, with the guard rail being nearly 
identical in appearance to the existing fence. The 
landscape strip will be partially displaced by the ramp. 

Photos and site elevation drawings were presented. A bell 
will alert main desk staff that someone needs to use the 
entrance, and then an elevator will take them up to the 
main floor. 

Brief discussion occurred regarding acceptability of this 
plan to the handicapped community; and signage, lighting, 
and landscaping. The Library plans to use metal hallide 
lighting. Integrating the fixtures into the walls was 
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1. SUNSET LIBRARY (Continued) 

Phase III approval was withheld, subject to final approval 
of lighting and planting plans. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 4 February: 

Motion to approve the handicapped accessibility and A 

seismic bracing plan for the Sunset Branch Library, 
Phases I, II. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2. 3001 BAKER STREET 

Sidewalk encroachment 

Fred Taylor 

Mr. Taylor described this minor sidewalk encroachment by a 
fence and a corner detail attached to his apartment 
building on Lombard Street, one block from the Presidio 
Gate. He presented a schematic drawing for facade 
renovation and photographs of the building in its present 
condition. The renovation will involve creating wooden 
window bays to replace existing metal windows, and 
replacement of garage doors. 

After brief discussion, Commissioners made the following 
recommendation for presentation to the full Commission on < 
February: 

Motion to approve the encroachment at 3001 Baker A 

Street/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendations: 

1. Move existing fence back on property line 2 feet 

2. extend existing garden out into public right-of-way 

3. corner building detail may remain. 



3. MAYOR'S EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTER 

Bureau of Architecture 

Jorge Gutierrez 

Jorge Gutierrez presented a site development plan, 
elevation drawings, and described the responses to 



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3. EMERGENCY CENTER (Continued) 

recommendations made during the Phase II presentation on 19 
November, 1990; e.g. bring entrance to street level, have a 
landscaping plan, and down play roof peaks. 

A pergola and trellis have been created around the 
handicapped ramp entry. Discussion of this area, including 
the planting plan, ensued. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 4 February: 

Motion to approve the Mayor's Emergency Coordination A 

Center/Phase II. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendations : 

1. Bring another pergola element to the property line, to 
frame a gate of different material than the chain link 
fence surrounding the property. 

2. Set the fence as far back from the face of the pergola 
as possible, at least the width of a pergola column. 

3. Relocate stairs opposite entry ramp to discreet side 
access on the western edge of the courtyard. 

4. Remove roof peaks. 



4. 343 SANSQME/LEIDESDQRFF STREET DEVELOPMENT 

Art Thompson 

Drawings of the East and West elevations and a materials 
samples board were presented. 

Mr. Thompson referred Commissioners to recommendations made 
during the initial Phase II approval. In accordance with 
these contingencies, the following has been done: 

1 . The banner poles have been moved to the ends of the 
space; 

2. curbs identical to those at Belden Place have been 
instal led; 

3. planters have been placed further away from the 
bui Iding; 



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4. LEIDESDQRFF (Continued) 

4. horse head bollards with a chain have been 
repositioned at either end of the space for temporary 
closure. 

5. Seating benches have been redesigned with wooden slats 
and cast iron stanchions. 

A retail graphics program will be presented during Phase 
III. 

The initially proposed green rusticated terrazzo sidewalk 
is still planned around the building, but DPW has proposed 
replacement of terrazzo street paving — also initially 
approved by the Committee-- with light and dark grey 
concrete pattern paving. Commissioners preferred the 
terrazzo and urged that the developer work with DPW, with 
Committee endorsement, to reinstate use of it in street 
paving. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 4 February: 

Motion to approve the 343 Sansome/Leidesdorf f Street A 
Development/Phase II. 

Recommendations : 

1. Group benches in an irregular pattern. 

2. Maximize tree size. A multi-stem New Zealand 
Christmas tree, or something similar, was suggested. 

3. Reconsider use of rusticated terrazzo in the street 
paving pattern. 

4. Send a letter to the Director of DPW from Acting Arts 
Commission Director O'Driscoll, endorsing use of 
terrazzo street paving, and requesting that a 
representative from DPW be present for Phase III 
approval . 

5. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY PROJECT 

Canopy and Roadway Embellishment Discussion 

Jill Manton and George Williams 

Jill Manton reported that the Port Commission has taken 
into account recommendations made by this Committee and 
other City agencies, and will vote on its recommendations 
on January 23. The recommendations to be made by the Port 
sub-Committee to the full Commission are: 



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5. EMBARCADERO (Continued) 

1. Single luminaires on the land side as well as the 
promenade side. 

2. Double luminaires in the median. 

3. 3 foot square dark-colored concrete grid in the 
promenade. 

4. No promenade embellishments or enhancements. 

5. Concrete curbing and sidewalks 

6. Asphalt crosswalks 

7. No median or promenade trees. 

Jill Manton stated that the Port's aesthetic Sub-Committee 
has met and discussed possible minimal promenade 
enhancements, upon which today's discussion will focus. 

Jill Manton introduced George Williams, Assistant Director, 
Plans and Programs - Department of City Planning, to the 
Committee members. 

Mr. Williams stated that this is a landmark opportunity to 
turn all waterfront space between Bay and Mission Streets 
into one of the world's great waterfront promenades. To 
this end, he urged that the Arts Commission support his 
recommendation of some further enhancement, in order that 
this $100,000,000.00 project be something more than a 25 
foot concrete sidewalk. 

He presented drawings as well as 3 granite samples and 1 
concrete block sample and proposed some further paving 
detail, e.g. an 18 foot band of granite at the curb, with a 
lighter material around the bases of the buildings. 

Considerable discussion ensued. 

Commissioners LaRocca & Kriken stated a majority opinion, 
agreeing on the following points: 

a. approving this further enhancement is not inconsistent 
with any position the AC has taken in the past; 

b. bringing pedestrian amenities to the surface is 
consistent with the pedestrian focus of the 
envi ronment; 

c. the second material is useful in handling unique 
detailing of concrete sidewalks and buildings set 
back; 



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5. EMBARCADERO (Continued) 

d . an edging along the concrete curb is consistent with 
past AC recommendations of granite and, rather than 
being an 'embellishment', is a device to take care of 
many unique conditions; 

e. the granite strip could be the organizing zone for 
uti 1 i ties si gns. 

Commissioner Healy dissented, reiterating her position — 
and that initially taken unanimously by the Committee — 
that the Embarcadero echo the 'working waterfront' of the 
past, sans embellishment or enhancement. She cautioned 
against opening a door for 'detailing' to become 
'embellishment'; She felt that the proposed 'three band 
design' was opposed to the 'grand simplicity' concept 
initially recommended by the Arts Commission. 

Guidelines for transit shelter canopy design were requested 
by Jill Manton, to present to the Technical Advisory 
Committee. Further discussion occurred. Manton stated 
that she would get current drawings from DPW to bring 
before the Civic Design Committee at the February meeting. 

Commissioner Kriken requested that a letter be drafted for 
his signature to be sent to Commissioner Anne Halsted of 
the Port Commission, stating the Committee's recommendation 
on the use of the secondary paving materials. 

6. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
5:17 p.m. 



Submitted by: 




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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



Monday, February 11, 1991 at 3:00 p.a. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Krlken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Rpl Y. Okamoto 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




1 . 151 24th Street 

Private Request: Encroachment 

Gerald Veverka 

Massey & Veverka Architects 

210 Harrison Street 

Private Request: Encroachment 
Jerry Dommer 
Dommer & Byars 

3. Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center 

Bureau of Architecture 
Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 

4. 4555 Irving/47th Avenue 

Private Request: Encroachment 
Aniceta P. Jover, Property owner 

5. Holocaust Memorial 

Jewish Community Relations Council Holocaust 

Committee 

Felix Warburg 

6. Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project 

Discussion 

Municipal Railway 

John Katz , Project Planner 

7. Embarcadero Roadway Project 

Discussion 
Jill Man ton 

8. Art Enrichment Implementation 
Vis-a-vis Civic Design Review 

Discussion 
Jill Man ton 

Old Business 

-Staff report 

Adjournment 



PHASE(S) 

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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
11 February, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 

Commissioner Robert LaRocca called the meeting to order at 
3:10 p.m., in Chair John Kriken's absence. He stated that in 
the absence of a quorum, any actions taken today would become 
Committee Report items on the Agenda of the next full Commission 
meeting, rather than Consent Calendar items. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
LY^Oknnnoto 
ans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Commissioners Excused 

Rai Okamoto 



ROLL 

Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 

John Kriken ( arr . 4:45 p.m. ) 

Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 

("A" = Approved; "D" = Disapproved) 

I. 151 24TH STREET 

Private Request: Encroachment 

Gerald Veverka 

Massey & Veverka Architects 

Mr. Veverka presented photographs and drawings, stating 
that this project involves a request that the City vacate a 
portion of right-of-way to enable him to construct a garage 
in that portion. He described the proposed structure, and 
after brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation before the full Commission on 4 
March : 

Motion to approve the 151 24th Street Encroachment A 

Phases I, II, III. 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. 210 HARRISON STREET 

Private Request: Encroachment 
Jerry Dommer 

Mr. Dommer presented drawings and described the project. 
The project sponsor wishes to install 8 new, 9' tall custom 
feature sidewalk lights. 6 lights will be spaced along 
Harrison Street between Main and Beale Streets, and 1 light 



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2. 210 HARRISON STREET (Continued) 

each on Main and Beale Streets. After brief discussion, 
the Commissioners made the following recommendation for 
presentation to the full Commission on 4 March: 

Motion to approve the 210 Harrison Street Encroachment A 

Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. MAYOR'S EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTER 

Bureau of Architecture 
Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 

Mr. Gutierrez presented drawings and described several 
changes which are consistent with recommendations made at 
the January 14 Committee meeting. 

The front gate has been brought to the property line and is 
in line with the entrance columns. It is of a different 
material than the chain link fence, and is set off from the 
fence. The stairs opposite the entry ramp have a railing; 
the roof peaks are gone. Brief discussion of the courtyard 
landscaping and planting plan occurred. 

The Commissioners made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 4 March: 

Motion to approve the Mayor's Emergency Coordination A 

Center/Bureau of Architecture/Phase III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. 4555 IRVING/47th AVENUE 
Private Request: Encroachment 
Aniceta Jover, property owner 

Ms. Jover presented photographs of the fence along the 47th 
Avenue side of her property which encroaches 48" onto the 
sidewalk. This fence existed at the time she purchased the 
property, she considers it necessary to her privacy, and 
wishes to legitimize it's existence. After brief 
discussion, the Commissioners made the following 
recommendation for presentation to the full Commission on 4 
March: 

Motion to approve the 4555 Irving/47th Avenue A 

encroachment/Aniceta Jover/Phases II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 3 02/11/91 

5. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL 

Jewish Community Relations Council Holocaust Committee 

Felix Warburg 

Mr. Warburg described the project at the site of the George 
Segal sculpture, "The Holocaust", at Land's End. It will 
involve replacement of a stolen bronze informational plaque; 
informational text on the side and back walls, explaining what 
the holocaust was, what it meant, and the artist's statement; 
and 23 additional plaques listing the concentration camps. All 
of these plaques will be in white granite. Also a brochure, 
currently only available at the Jewish Federation Building 
several miles away, will be made available at the site. Drawings 
and writing samples were presented and briefly discussed. 

The Commissioners made the following recommendation for 
presentation to the full Commission on 4 March: 

Motion to approve the informational plaques at the A 

Holocaust Memorial, contingent upon Visual Arts 
Committee approval of materials/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The order of the Agenda changed, awaiting the arrival of the 
presenters of the Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project. 

The Meeting adjourned briefly, from 3:35 - 3:45 p.m. and resumed 
with Agenda Item 8. 

6. ART ENRICHMENT IMPLEMENTATION 
VIS-A-VIS CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

Discussion 
Jill Manton 

Discussion began concerning the need to ensure that art 
enrichment is an integral part of public space from the 
inception of planning, and not "tacked on" at a later date. 
After brief discussion, the following recommendation was made 
for presentation on 4 March: 

Motion to require that Civic Design Review applicants A 

begin preliminary discussion of art enrichment with the 
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Moved: Anne Healy 

Consensus : Unanimous 



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7. MARKET STREET TRANSIT THOROUGHFARE PROJECT 

Discussion/Municipal Railway 
John Katz, Bonnie Ng - Project Planners 

Bonnie Ng stated that this project will involve median 
landscaping in 4 blocks of upper Market Street, from DuBoce to 
Castro, to accommodate the Muni F Line bus. It will involve 
planting native California Palm Trees 35' apart. Ground cover 
will be cobble stones and dwarf flax planting. Drawings and 
samples were presented and discussed. 

Considerable discussion concerned the appropriateness of these 
medians vis-a-vis the various neighborhood transitions down 
Market Street. Commissioners expressed concern that as the 
character of the street changes, it should relate to an urban 
design context. They cited their responsibility with making 
Market Street one continuous element, rather than honing in on 
specific renovation plans for select portions. 

Bonnie Ng noted several features which give continuity to the 
entire Street design; Sycamore Trees and double light standards 
are used throughout lower and upper Market Street. John Katz 
clarified that upper Market Street renovation will involve only 
the trackway and related boarding islands. He stated that there 
will be continuity of design style from lower to upper Market 
Street in the islands. They will be concrete with brick trim. 
The signage and pipe rails will be the same, also. 

Ng noted that Palm Trees will bend with the wind of the upper 
street, unlike Sycamores. Some discussion concerned the 
suitability of the Palm in this environment. 

Discussion also concerned art enrichment. The entire upper 
Market Street budget is $9,500,000.00. The median renovation 
portion of this is $250,000.00. Jill Manton clarified that 
while art enrichment was not mandated for lower Market Street, a 
portion of the funds were set aside in keeping with the spirit 
of the Ordinance. Commissioners wished to do the same with the 
upper Market. 

Manton clarified that the status of the construction schedule 
does not allow for artist participation in the design phase. 
She recommended pursuing an art enrichment contribution whereby 
the Arts Master Plan can be implemented in the upper Market 
Street area. 

Commissioners requested that the presenters return to the March 
18 Committee Meeting and made the following recommendations: 

a. Present larger scaled drawings in order to get the feel of 
the 35' tree placement, and show the planting in greater 
detail . 

b. Look into oval-shaped, as opposed to square-shaped cobbles. 



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7. MARKET STREET TRANSIT RECOMMENDATIONS (Continued) 

c. Incorporate art enrichment for this upper Market Street 
area into the overall Arts Master Plan for the street. 

8. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY PROJECT 

Discussion 

Jill Manton 

Commisioner Kriken arrived at the beginning of this discussion, 
at 4:45 p.m. 

a. Transit Shelter Discussion 

Jill Manton stated that she participates in this project as a 
member of the Aesthetic Subcommittee and the Technical Advisory 
Committee ( TAC ) for the Waterfront Transportation Projects 
( WTP ) . She stated that one of the outstanding design issues, 
yet to be resolved, is the transit shelters along the 
waterfront. A more detailed presentation will be given today, 
to enable this Committee to give recommendations. 

She then introduced Peg Divine, Project Manager for the WTP. 
Divine presented drawings and described design criteria as 
established by Bechtel. 

Commissioner Kriken clarified that today's presentation is for 
advisory purposes only, and is not in a final stage. The 
materials presented, along with guidelines established today, 
will be taken to Gannett, who will then make the final design 
recommendation. 

Divine stated that the draft schematic designs then developed by 
Gannett would then be reviewed again by the Arts Commission and 
the Port Commission and by other involved parties, e.g. the Bay 
Conservation Development Corporation ( BCDC ) . 

Divine stated that the shelter plan is for an open 16 foot wide 
frame with a glass canopy. Shelter advertising is still an open 
issue . 

Greg Baldwin assisted Peg Divine in presenting drawings and 
describing the plan. He described the light rail system and the 
lighting system. He described the placement of the light 
standards vis-a-vis overhead Muni wire system. 

Commissioner Kriken asked for clarification as to why this 
proposed shelter design differs markedly from that approved by 
this Committee for Market Street. 

Mr. Baldwin responded that the transit system must serve the 
environment through which it passes; that the architecture which 
serves the transit system must first relate to the surrounding 



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8. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY (Continued) 

community, and secondly to the system. The Embarcadero is 
markedly different from Market and other streets throughout the 
City. The light rail is more adaptable to this particular 
environment than a heavy rail system. Discussion occurred 
concerning the relationship between the F line shelter and Muni 
Metro shelter. 

Discussion turned to trees in the median, which the Arts 
Commission initially opposed. Peg Divine produced different 
drawings of trees. Peg Divine stated that the Port wants 3 rows 
of trees -- 1 one the land side and 2 on the medians. 
Commissioner Kriken stated that the Committee must consider how 
trees contribute to a sense of unity of the street as a whole. 

Commissioner Healy stated that the trees lend a suburban flavor 
to the waterfront that is out of character with the 'working 
waterfront' concept initially approved by the Arts Commission. 

In response to Commissioners' reservations as to the extensive 
paving and cobbling of the area, the presenters stated that 
trees in the median seemed to offer a relief to some of this 
continuous paving. Cobbling was the preferred material as 
opposed to low planting which tends to collect debris and is 
impractical due to the draught. 

Some more general discussion occurred regarding the overall 
design. Neighborhoods through which the Embarcadero roadway 
passes object to congestion, while the Port requires continuous 
access to its piers. 

Recommendations : 

a. The Arts Commission still opposes trees in the median. 
While in theory a line of trees is proposed, the left turn 
pockets in the roadway make this impossible. Therefore, 
what is being proposed is not what actually will happen. 
Commissioners did not want to divide the Embarcadero with 
rows of trees, which is what they perceive will be the case 
if trees go in the median. 

b. The idea of more land in the buffer zone along the rail 
than along the walkways on either side is very problematic. 
This defeats the idea of a pedestrian promenade. The 
surface area for transit is out of line with that 
reserved for people. 

c. Spending millions of dollars on cobble stones --actually 
80% of the cobble stone portion of the budget-- just to 
articulate left turn lanes is inappropriate. The lanes 
can be painted. 



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MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 7 02/11/91 

8. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY (Continued) 

d. Cobbling is too expensive a method of separating the 
transit zone from the street. Too much money is spent on 
paving with pedestrians shoved over to the side. 

e. Commissioner Kriken requested that a letter be drafted to 
the design team requesting documentation, such as this 
presented today, for the entire length of the Embarcadero, 
with all systems overlaid --lightpoles , trees, etc.-- so as 
to see exactly what represents the agreements of all 
parties, in order to review it prior to initiating the next 
phase of work. All of the reviewing parties would likely 
feel more comfortable if they had this to understand. He 
requested that the presenters come back to the Arts 
Commission with this comprehensive plan. 

f. The design plan amounts to a series of statements about 
systems; 'there will be this, there will be that, etc.' and 
it is difficult to see where the exceptions fall. There is 
a strong need for design leadership to pull this project 
through. This underscores the need for a comprehensive 
document . 

Ape g. Commissioners unanimously agreed that they would prefer to 

see no advertising on the shelters; that they be as simple 
as possible. Advertising is a distraction to motorists. 

h. Commissioners preferred a light, open, transparent design 
for the shelters with good wind/rain protection, including 
a protective canopy. They wished to see telephones, maps, 
and detailed graphics displays in each shelter. 

i. Commissioners preferred to see no advertising on the 

Embarcadero. They suggested restricting it to King Street 
and the Fisherman's Wharf Loop. 

j. Gannett should consider foregoing advertising on 

the Embarcadero stations, as a gesture, since they are 
allowed to advertise on all the other shelters in the city. 

Discussion concluded with Commissioners agreeing to proceed with 
design recommendations when the comprehensive document is 
available . 

9. OLD BUSINESS 

None . 



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10. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
6:05 p.m. 



Submitted by 



Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



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AGENDA 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, March 18, 1991 

3:00 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



I. Roll 



II. Ellis-O'Farrell Garage 

Conceptual/Color and Materials approval 
Whisler-Patri 

III . One Second Street Incorporated 

Anthony Street Urban Garden Schematic and 
Design Development Plans 
Jaymont Properties 
Marc Stefan 

IV. Junipero Serra Clubhouse Renovation 

Supplemental Review 
DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Berry von Hungen Groth 

V. Upper Market Street Beautif ication 

Municipal Railway 

John Katz and Bonnie Ng 

VI . Embarcadero Plaza Plan 

Progress Report 
Jill Manton 

VII. Old Business 



Phases 



I, II 



I, II 



I, II 



I, II 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



VIII. New Business 



IX. Adjournment 



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State-Local Partnership 

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ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




City and County 
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25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
18 March, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 : 00 p.m. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heary 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 



ROLL 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Commissioners Excused 

None 



Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Margie O'Driscoll, Acting Director of Cultural Affairs 
Tonia Macneil, Art Enrichment Curator 

("A" = Approved; "D" = Disapproved) 

Two non-calendared items were placed on the xAgenda, at 
Commissioner Kriken' s request, after which the Agenda 
resumed its regular order. 



II. HISTORIC STREET LIGHTING FIXTURES 

Dee Lemon 

Bureau of Light, Heat & Power 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




Commissioner Kriken introduced Mr. Lemon to the Committee. 
Mr. Lemon described the situation of the gradual loss of 
historic street lighting power poles around the city. As 
improvements to the system are being made, the older poles 
are being replaced with modern ones. 

Considerable discussion ensued. It was noted that the 
Civic Design Review Committee should be part of the process 
where fixture changes are being considered. Often the 
preservation wishes of the community and the city's mandate 
for public safety/increased illumination and energy 
efficiency are at odds. 

Commissioner Kriken requested that the Committee be 
provided with a case study of what the Bureau faces on the 
job, in trying to accommodate all the different interests, 
to determine an area of overlapping concern. 



MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 2 03/18/91 

II. LIGHTING FIXTURES (Continued) 
Ordered: 

Motion to send a letter to the General Manager of A 

the PUC , on behalf of the Arts Commission's Civic 
Design Review Committee, requesting establishment 
of a review process whenever replacement of old 
street lighting fixtures is under consideration. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. KEZAR STADIUM 

Shannon Maloney and Tom Trimbur 

Department of Public Works 

Shannon Maloney summed up the project to date. Within the past 
two weeks, a community group has appeared before the Recreation 
and Parks Commission, claiming the present design for the 
stadium violates the original use permit agreement. They want 
the plan changed to allow 24 hour access to the perimeter 
promenade, placing it outside the stadium. This new proposal 
would remove the surrounding fence to the inside of the 
promenade. All the entry gates would then be permanently 
detached from the fence and free-standing, thus rendering them 
useless. The main gate is presently being custom fabricated by 
artist Alan Fleming, and is the art enrichment for the project. 

A decision about whether or not to consider these demands will 
be made this Thursday at a Recreation and Parks Commission 
Meeting . 

Considerable discussion occurred as to whether there is cause to 
think a compromise will be made in the design, at this point. 

Committee Recommendations: 

a. This proposed redesign violates the higher order of 

the design scheme the Committee had previously approved. 

b. The gateway system must be an integral part of the 
fencing system and entry plazas. Any change in the 
location of either the gates or fencing negates the 
entire public circulation system and greatly compromises 
the basic design of the stadium as a public facility. 



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III. KEZAR (Continued) 



c. The gates to Kezar Stadium were desig 
an artist in satisfaction of the City 
requirement. In this case, the art c 
from its function. The proposed chan 
superfluous, thereby destroying both 
integrity of the artwork. Since the 
gates always to be open --a position 
seen primarily in end view-- they wil 
be appreciated as independent design 
the City will have spent almost $100, 



ned and fabricated by 
' s art enrichment 
an not be separated 
ges make these gates 
the meaning and 
redesign calls for the 
in which they will be 
1 not even be able to 
elements. In short, 
000.00 only to end up 



with something that functions neither as gates nor as art. 

Civic Design Committee Chair John Kriken and Visual Arts 
Committee Chair Anne Healy stated for the record that both 
Committees find that the proposed relocation of the security 
fence is very ill considered, and this should be expected to be 
opposed by the Arts Commission. They resolved to send a letter 
to Mary Burns, General Manager of the Recreation and Park 
Department, immediately. 

Ordered: 

Motion to continue to support the originally approved A 

design concept of the Kezar Stadium Gates. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ELLIS-O'FARRELL GARAGE 

Conceptual/Color and Materials approval 

Whisler-Patri 

Marie Zeller, Director of Planning 

Piero Patri, Architect 

Tonia Macneil stated for the record that Whisler-Patri has met 
with the Public Art staff regarding art enrichment for this 
project, as mandated by Resolution No. 304-91-162, passed at the 
March 4 Regular Arts Commission Meeting. 
The art enrichment budget will be $70,00.00. 

Marie Zeller presented drawings and described the design. This 
project involves a seismic upgrade and addition of 2 floors to a 
1957 parking garage. The building is located within an historic 
conservation district, and a redesigned Edwardian-style facade 
is also planned. The original sign will remain. 

Committee Recommendations : 



a. The original facade and sign are very straightforward 
and clearly advertise the building's function. The 



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IV. ELLIS-O'FARRELL GARAGE RECOMMENDATIONS (Continued) 

redesigned facade does not relate to the building's 
function, nor does it go with the original sign. An 
historical context cannot be arbitrarily imposed. 

b. The occupancy sign needs to be visible from further 
away, so that drivers know if the lot is 'full' before 
coming immediately upon the garage. 

c. Facade should be simple, streamlined, and "relaxed". 
Avoid fussiness. 

d. While the Conservation District Ordinance mandates 

1 verticality ' in building facades, this building has a 
strong horizontality in its design that should not be 
lost . 

e. Break down the facade to make a finer, "pedestrian- 
friendly" scale for a shopping district. 

Commissioners voted unanimously that this project should return 
to the Committee for Phase I and II approval, and the matter was 
continued . 



V. ONE SECOND STREET, INC. 

Anthony Street Urban Garden Schematic and 

Design Development Plans 

Jaymont Properties 

Marc Stefan 

Marc Stefan presented drawings and described the project. This 
project is part of a larger development project at the corner of 
Second and Stevenson Street. 

Artist George Gonzalez described the garden in greater detail. 
A portion of Anthony Street will be declared a pedestrian mall. 
Children from the adjacent childcare facility will occupy the 
space for two hours in the morning, and it will be enclosed by a 
gate. His approach is to create an "anti-monument" to soften 
the space as much as possible. Sycamore trees will be planted 
and a wall will be constructed, and also a slide. Black granite 
will be used. The ground will be covered with white granite 
cobbles in compacted sand, planted with Corsican mint. He 
described other sculptural elements. The children will range 
from infancy to 3 years of age. 

Discussion concerned the mixed use issue: Sharing of the area 
by diverse populations, securing it when children would occupy 
it, and how others in the area would be dealt with during 
periods of closure. Committee members discussed what kind of 
gate system will be used. Various arrangements were suggested. 



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V. ANTHONY STREET (Continued) 
Committee Recommendations: 

a. Investigate what restrictions upon closure are placed on 
this area as a city street. 

b. If there is closure, there should be a clear, public 
passage in front of it so people aren't walking down the 
street to suddenly find themselves blocked off. 

c. Be alert to the many different people using the space, 
and the need for security, particularly lighting. 

Ordered: 

Motion to approve the Anthony Street Urban Garden A 

encroachment/Phase I, conditional on Phase II solution 
of fence, sidewalk, lighting. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. JUNIPERO SERRA CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION 

Supplemental Review 

DPW/Bureau of Architecture 

Berry von Hungen Groth 

This project received Phase I and II approval from the Committee 
several months ago. However, since then, another design has 
been enthusiastically approved by the Recreation and Park 
Commission and the community. 

Berry von Hungen Groth presented drawings and described this 
design. The entryway has been redesigned with tilework and a 
stucco cap. The facade has also been redesigned in a more 
Spanish Colonial style due to the building's name and its 
proximity to Stonestown Shopping Center, which is in a similar 
vein. Medallions commemorating Junipero Serra are planned for 
the main entrance and at the kitchen side entry. The building 
is in rundown condition, and is in need of upgrading. The idea 
is to lighten up the appearance of the building and make the 
entrance more cheerful . 

The Commissioners preferred staying with the original fifties 
style of the building, rather than trying to make it appear to 
be something it isn't. The new design is confusing and the 
entrance pushes an inappropriate grandiosity. 

John Kriken made a brief sketch of a more acceptable design 
direction to the Committee. 



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VI. JUNIPERO SERRA (Continued) 



The Committee and Berry von Hungen Groth agreed to meet at 2 
p.m. on Monday, April 1, before the full Commission Meeting, 
see a new entrance design. This matter was continued until 
then . 



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VII. UPPER MARKET STREET BEAUT I FI CAT ION 

Municipal Railway 

Martha Ketterer 

Discussion 

Martha Ketterer described changes to the design, incorporating 
the Committee's earlier suggestions. A larger palm species, the 
Phoenix, will be used rather than the Washingtonia , spaced 25 
feet apart on Center, in planters. The larger tree and closer 
spacing will have greater visual impact and will tighten up the 
design. Cobbles set in cement will be on the ground. This 
planting design will go from Dolores to Castro Street. Some 
discussion followed and the Committee supported the new planting 
scheme . 



VIII. EMBARCADERO PLAZA PLAN 

Progress Report 

John Kriken 

John Kriken reported that he met with Anne Halstead of the Port 
and CAO Rudy Nothenburg regarding the Embarcadero Roadway Plan. 
They discussed the addendum to the initial proposal, which 
creates additional time for further study, "Waterfront 
Transportation Project Proposal for Urban Design Consultant 
Service", dated March 12. A new drawing will be made for 
review. A four week period for intensive study of the conflicts 
and considerations needing to be synthesized was agreed upon. 
Some more discussion occurred. 



ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
6:05 p.m. 

Submitted by: 




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Written Minutes are based upon tape recordings and notes taken 
by Arts Commission staff. 



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AGENDA 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Special Meeting 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



Monday, April 1, 1991 
2:30 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowter 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
D ^xlle Rqsekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



Junipero Serra Clubhouse Renovation 
DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Berry von Hungen Groth 



Phases 



I, II 




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MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Krlken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dgdle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
SPECIAL CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 

01 April, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 

Roll 



Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 



Commissioners Excused 
John Kriken 

Rai Okamoto 



Staff Present 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 

Junipero Serra Clubhouse Renovation 
DPW/Bureau of Architecture 

Berry von Hungen Groth 

Today's presentation addressed concerns raised at the March 
18 Regular Committee meeting, regarding the revised design, 
done subsequent to initial Phase I and II approval of 
several months ago . 

Berry von Hungen Groth presented drawings from the March 18 
meeting, as well as more recent drawings responding to the 
Committee's concerns. 

The overall design has been streamlined and simplified, and 
the Spanish Colonial flavor is toned down. All tiles have 
been removed from the entrance, and will be used in the 
bathrooms only. A window is above the main entrance, and 
the cornice and skylight have been replaced with a slope 
roof. Both medallions have been removed from the front and 
side of the building. A 36" band of wood is on the facade 
of the building, from the ground up. 

Because a quorum was not present, official Committee 
approval could not be given. However, Commissioners Healy 
and LaRocca supported these latest design revisions and 
stated that they would recommend approval of Phases I and 
II to the full Commission at today's Regular Monthly 
Meeting, during the Committee Report. 



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The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m. 
Submitted by: 




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AGENDA 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, April 15, 1991 

3:00 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



I. 



Roll 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Krlken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
lie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Phases 



I, II, III 



I. II 



II. Encroachment 

Fence at 366 Arleta Avenue 
Nancy Cleveland 

III . New Main Library 

Pei Cobb, Freed 

Simon, Martin, Vegue , Winklestein, Morris 

Russ Abel, DPW/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. Ellis Q'Farrell Parking Garage 
Marie Zeller, Whisler Patri Architects 

V. BART Entrance Canopies on Market Street 

Discussion 

Robert Reynolds, Bechtel 

Richard Wenzel, BART 

VI . Proposal to Retain a Section of the Embarcadero Freeway 
in the Vicinity of the Villancourt Fountain 

A. W. Kirschbaum 



II 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArfHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




VII . Request from the Greater Market Street Association for 
the Arts Commission to take a position against a proposal 
to remove granite street furniture on Market Street 

from 5th to 8th Streets 

Discussion 

VIII. Unfinished Business 

IX . New Business 



X. Adjournment 







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AGENDA 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Special Meeting 

Wednesday, April 17, 1991 

9:00 a.m. 



Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Qodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



I. 



Roll 



II . New Main Library 

Pei Cobb, Freed 

Simon, Martin, Vegue , Winklestein, Morris 

Russ Abel, DPW/Bureau of Architecture 



III. Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage 

Marie Zeller, Whisler Patri Architects 



Phases 



I, II 



II 



IV. Adjournment 



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MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
SPECIAL CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 

17 April, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

9:00 a.m. 



Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 9:30 
a.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sktar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
lie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



I. Roll 

Commissioners Present 

John Kriken 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 10:10 a.m. ) 



Commissioners Excused 

Robert LaRocca 



Staff Present 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Susan Pontious, Art Enrichment Curator 
Jill Manton, Director Visual Arts Program 



II . New Main Library 

Pei, Cobb, Fried 

Simon, Martin, Vegue, Winklestein, Morris 

Russ Abel, DPW/Bureau of Architecture 

Architect Russ Abel corrected the Agenda, stating for the 
record that Phase I approval was given for the project in 
October, 1990. Today's presentation will be for Phase II 
design development approval. 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Cathy Simon and Jim Freed of Simon Martin showed slides of 
models of the old and new buildings, and discussed the 
exterior facades in relationship to each other. Slides 
were also shown of the actual Civic Center environment, the 
surrounding cityscape, and of interior and exterior views 
of the model for the new building, as seen from four 
different facades --Larkin, Grove, Hyde, and Fulton 
Streets-- and the roof. 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




Materials samples of metal for window frames and Sierra 
White granite for the facade were presented. The older 
building facade is also Sierra White granite. 

Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg stated that no 
final decision can be made on moving the Pioneer Monument 
until the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is complete. 
It is currently in production. Upon completion of the EIR, 



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II. New Main Library (Continued) 

the final decision will be made by the Civic Design Review 
Committee. Should the decision be against moving the monument, 
a substantial portion of the building must be redesigned. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that this Committee favors relocation 
of the monument, and has indicated this to the Library- 
Commission. Four possible new sites have been identified, 
awaiting completion of the EIR. 

Architect Cathy Simon confirmed that a decision against 
relocation of the Pioneer Monument would mean a redesign of the 
building, rather than adapting the present design. 

Should the Pioneer Monument be moved, a garden for children 
using the library will be created in this space. 

Commissioner Kriken requested an update on the Master Plan. 

Site drawings were shown and discussed. Handicapped access will 
be on all four sides of the building. A low plinth around the 
perimeter of the library brings this building up to the height 
of the existing one. The ramps and plinth will be granite. 
Special lighting will be associated with each entry. 

Discussion concerned Fulton Street as a public space that will 
be redesigned and its relationship to the old and new buildings. 
Rudy Nothenberg stated that reconstruction of the Fulton Street 
Mall will not take place until after construction of the 
Library. It will likely be financed by a bond issue in 1994-95 
at the soonest, with public access to the area by 1996. This 
project will be done in conjunction with Phase 2 of the Civic 
Center Plaza. 

Commissioner Okamoto arrived at 10:10 a.m., immediately prior to 
the vote. 

Ordered : 



Motion to approve the new Main Library/Phase II, 

subject to review of two recommendations prior to 
Phase III. 



Approved 



Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendations : 



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a) Review of hardware elements and any other exterior facade 
accessories, including lighting. 




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II. Main Library Recommendations (Continued) 

b) Detailed drawing of the exterior blank wall wrapping the 
base of the building, to determine whether tree shadows 
will create sufficient interest or whether a more 
acceptable edge is needed. 



III. Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage 

Marie Zeller and Dana Merker, Whisler Patri Architects 

Marie Zeller stated that today's revised design presentation 
addresses Committee recommendations to create a cleaner exterior 
look to the building facade, with a more inviting ground level 
environment for pedestrians. 

Dana Merker presented drawings and described the design 
revisions. The spandrel panels in the upper area have been 
simplified by removing the dentils. A quoine strip in stucco 
will be along the corner. On the cornice level, the penetration 
of the brackets has been eliminated. 

Commissioner Kriken reiterated the need to hide interior 
fluorescent lighting sources, as seen from the exterior of the 
building. Mr. Merker responded that all peripheral hallide 
light fixtures will be replaced with something less harsh; 
possibly a fluorescent fixture tucked back up into the interior 
walls. Commissioner Kriken emphasized that the light source 
should not be visible from across the street. 

Discussion turned to the awnings on the O'Farrell side of the 
street. While no direct sunlight falls there, it was 
nonetheless noted that about 50% of the shops along O'Farrell 
street have awnings, creating a visual corridor. People wait 
under them for shelter from rain, while cars are exiting the 
parking structure. 

The Committee preferred a non-polished granite for the facade, 
rather than polished. Other more neutral materials should also 
be looked into. 

Ordered : 

Motion to approve the Ellis-O' Farrell Parking Garage Approved 

Phase II, conditional upon review and approval of the 
following prior to Phase III: 

a) Further consideration of ground level exterior 
material ; 

b) further study of awnings; 

c) further clarification of metal on storefronts. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus : Unanimous 




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III . Adjournment 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:45 
a.m. 



Submitted by 




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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, April 22, 1991 

3:00 pm 

Commission Meeting Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



I. 
II. 

Ill 



IV. 



ROLL 



Encroachment 



PHASES 



I, II & III 



Fence at 366 Arleta Avenue 
Nancy Cleveland 

BART Entrance Canopies on Market Street 

Discussion 

Robert Reynolds, Bechtel 

Richard Wenzel, BART 

Embarcadero Freeway: Proposal to retain a portion 
Vicinity of Vallancourt Fountain 
A.W. Kirschbaum 

Greater Market Street Association: Market Street seating 
Request from the Association to take a position against 
a proposal to remove granite street-furniture on 
Market Street from 5th to 8th Streets. 
Discussion 



VI. Unfinished Business 



VII. New Business 



VIII. Adjournment 




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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MEETING: 2a April 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

3:00 PM 

Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:20 pm. 



ROLL 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUS] 
STAFF PRESENT: 



Robert La Rocca 



Margie O'Driscoll, Acting Director of 

Cultural Affairs 
Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 
Jill Manton, Director of Public Art 



II. ENCROACHMENT 

Fence at 366 Arleta Avenue 
Nancy Cleveland 

Ms. Cleveland presented photographs of house and existing 
fence and summarized her proposal to install a 5' 8" (1'8" 
higher than city allowance ) open grill-work fence for 
security purposes. 

Ordered: MOTION TO APPROVE PHASES I, II and III. 



Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Approved 



III. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING 

The issue of removing granite seating along Market Street 
between 5th and 8th Streets was brought to the Civic Design 
Committee by the Greater Market Street Development 
Association—asking that a letter be sent by the Committee 
to the Director of Public Works opposing removal. 

The Public Works Department had held a public hearing on 
this issue the Friday prior (4/19/91) at which it was 
determined that the 34 seating units would cost 
approximately $2,000.00 each to remove and that permits for 




removal would be issued upon Planning and Civic Design 
approvals . 

Much public testimony was received. Among those wanting the 
seating removed were hotel and merchant representatives and 
members of the San Francisco Police Department. Proponents 
of removing the seating presented the following points: 

1) that the seating becomes the setting, both 
specifically and generally, for alcohol and drug abuse, 
filth, during-the-night noise, home to the homeless, and 
criminal activities — constituting a loss of revenue for 
merchants and the City; 

2) that, as public benches, the seating serves as a 
sanctuary--a person on one of the benches cannot be arrested 
for loitering. The police officers presented their 
statistics on arrests in that area; 

3 ) that the cost of removing the seating could be 
incurred by the businesses requesting their removal 
(specific to seating/business proximity). 

Among those presenting public testimony who opposed removal 
of the granite seating were representatives from the 
Coalition on Homelessness , the Greater Market Street 
Development Association, and San Francisco Beautiful. 
Opponents to the removal of the granite seating presented 
the following points: 

1 ) that the problem of smaller street crimes are not 
endemic of homelessness; 

2) that removal of the seating will not resolve the 
deeply complex issues of crime or homelessness; 

3 ) that the granite seating contributes to the 
humanistic and visual assets of Market Street. 

Acting Director of Cultural Affairs, Margie O'Driscoll, 
summarized possible actions that the Committee might take, 
either to give a blanket yes or no to removal, or to 
consider each removal proposal separately. 



Committee members ag 
of those opposed to 
points of their own, 

1 ) that [ indiv 
urban design was not 

2 ) that the se 
for all people to us 

2 ) that the se 
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3 ) that the si 
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reed generally with the points presented 
removal of the seating and added several 

as follows: 
iduals] simply paying money to affect 

a good practice; 
ating is part of the public space and 
e; 

ating seems to have become the innocent 
f the community at war with each other; 
tuation on Market Street is a serious 
ting the quality of life in San 
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A motion was made by Commissioner Kriken to table the issue 
for now until the Committee can observe the situation on 
Market Street first hand. Seconded and unanimously 
approved . 



IV. EMBARCADERO FREEWAY COMMEMORATIVE 

Staffmember Jill Manton briefed the Committtee on several 
informal proposals received by staff to retain a portion of 
the Embarcadero Freeway as a backdrop for the Vaillancourt 
Fountain. Public testimony yielded other points in support 
of preserving a piece of the freeway: as an historic element 
documenting the freeway, as a monument to the removal of the 
freeway and the earthquake — not necessarily in relation to 
the fountain — and as an additional sculptural element in the 
new Embarcadero waterfront area. 

In discussion, each member of the Committee voiced some 
concern centered around issues of esthetics, funding, 
feasibility, liability, and appropriateness of the memorial 
concept. There were questions as to whether this falls 
within the purview of the Arts Commission. 

There was a majority opinion that the concept of 
commemorating the pedestrian's victory over the car was 
worth further development should citizens wish to continue 
with more formal proposals. This idea was generally 
supported by Tim Lilliquist of Recreation and Parks, who 
also stated that any such proposal should go to Rec/Park 
Commission as well. Jan Goldfluss of EDAW , a landscape 
design firm, volunteered his firm to do drawings and a site 
proposal . 

It was decided that staff would contact Doug Wright, Deputy 
Director of Transportation, to refer the issue to the Public 
Citizens Advisory Committee which has been formed to oversee 
recommendations for site-use of the new Embarcadero area. 

Motion made by Commissioner Okamoto , seconded, and approved 
by a two to one vote (Healy dissenting). 



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V. BART: ENTRANCE CANOPIES ON MARKET STREET 

Presenting for the Canopy project were Richard Wenzel of 
BART and Robert Reynolds, Chief Architect for Bechtel. 

Wenzel and Reynolds met briefly with Market Street Design 
Team (Art Enrichment) members Topher Delaney and Andie 
Cochran just prior to today's Civic Design meeting. Design 
Team concerns, presented to the Committee by Bob Reynolds, 
staffmember Jill Manton and consultant Elanor Beaton, were 
mainly that of incorporating the Art Enrichment element of 
the Canopy Project in the overall design of the structures 
rather than as an afterthought. 

Wenzel stated that there are 48 BART entrances Bay Area-wide 
that will get canopies; 80% of them will be of a 
standardized ( "typical" ) design with the remaining 20% 
designed specifically for the site ("atypical"). The 
primary purpose of the canopies is to provide BART entrances 
and users with weather protection and a protected and 
secured area for BART Maintenance to conduct escalator 
repairs. This is a Phase II discussion for 24 of the 
entrances, all on Market Street, and all of typical design. 

Committee members were shown slides of other cities' 
transportation canopies, including Edward Larabee Barnes's 
subway entrance in New York City. The new designs and 
subsequent discussion addressed Committee concerns of: art 
enrichment integral to design of structures, structures' 
compatibility with existing street furniture and trees, and 
climability. The Committee gave graphics, color and 
materials approval and decided that climability was not a 
major concern with the new designs. It was agreed that BART 
and Bechtal will hire a professional lighting consultant. 

The Committee concentrated its discussions thereafter on the 
new rounded design model. Commissioners Healy and Okamoto 
liked the continuation of the 30 degree angle from the 
escalator through the canopy design. Commissioner Kriken 
questioned it stating that the 30 degree angle was less 
important than the visual impact of the canopies as an 
object on the street. All agreed that the overhang was 
awkward in both size and angle. Committee members discussed 
the need for simplicity in design and geometric lines, 
particularly when considering the integration of artwork in 
the structure. 

The Committee recommended that BART and Bechtal continue 
developing the designs as discussed and that they arrange a 
meeting with the Market Street Design Team for a more 
extended design and art enrichment discussion. It was also 
decided that a special Civic Design meeting would be called 
early to mid-May to review the newest Canopy Project 
designs . 



VI. OLD BUSINESS 

Public testimony was received from citizens and members of 
San Francisco Tomorrow opposing the proposed movement of the 
Pioneer Monument (Ref: New Public Library, Civic Design 
Phase II, April, 17, 1991 and prior). Those who spoke 
voiced their concerns for historic preservation as well as 
the visual and physical impact of relocating the monument. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that there were contingencies on 
design approval such that, while the Commission favored 
movement of the monument, no final action can be taken until 
the Environmental Impact Report is released and the 
relocation of the monument is deemed feasible. Regardless, 
design review will come again to the Committee prior to 
Phase III. 

The group requested that they be specially informed about 
any Arts Commission or sub-committee meetings concerning the 
monument and that the Civic Design resolution recommending 
Phase II approval by the full Commission be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and placed in Committee report so the 
Commissioners could here more public testimony. 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
6:30 pm. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Special Meeting 

Monday, May 13, 1991 

3:00 p.m. 



MAYOR 
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Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 



I. Roll 



II. BART Canopies 

Richard Wenzel , BART 
Design Discussion 



III . Adjournment 



Phases 



II 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING: May 13, 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, #70 

Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm. 

I . ROLL 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: John Kriken 

Anne Healy 
Robert La Rocca 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED 



Rai Okamoto 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 
Jill Manton, Director of Public Art 



II. 



BART CANOPIES /MARKET STREET 
PHASE II DISCUSSION 

Dick Wenzel , BART 
Bob Reynolds, Bechtel 



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feasible and presented the quarter-circle canopy design 
which included a vertical door, ample room for the 
maintenance crews, and an overhang. Committee members 
agreed with the newest quarter-circle design and the Design 
Team's suggestion for art enrichment. They questioned the 
resolution of the canopy's overhang and requested that 
Bechtel create an updated model with additional canopy 
designs for review at the May 20th Civic Design meeting. 



III. ADJOURNMENT: ./The meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm. 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Regular Meeting 

Monday, May 20, 1991 

3:00 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vemon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 

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Roll & Minutes 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



II. PLAQUE FOR SHAKESPEARE GARDEN ENTRY GATES 
Dept . of Recreation and Parks 

III. MULTI SERVICE CENTER/TEMP HOMELESS SHELTER 

Asian Neighborhood Design/Social Services 

IV. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 

V. TOM WADDELL CLINIC 

Bureau of Architecture 

VI. ANTHONY STREET URBAN GARDEN 

Jaymont Properties 

VII. MILLBRAE/SF WATER DEPARTMENT 
PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

VI I I. BART ENTRANCE CANOPIES 
BART and Bechtel 

IX. OLD BUSINESS 

X. NEW BUSINESS 

XI . ADJOURNMENT 



Phases 
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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE #70 



MAYOR 
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Commissioner La Rocca called the meeting to order at 3:15pm. 
I. ROLL & MINUTES 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

^ai Y. Okamoto 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Robert La Rocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:25) 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED: John Kriken 

STAFF PRESENT: Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 

Tonia MacNeil , Public Art Curator 
(during items IV and VII) 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of April 22, 1991 regular meeting. 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



II. PLAQUE FOR SHAKESPEARE GARDEN ENTRY GATES 

Department of Recreation and Parks 
Phases I, II, III. 

Park Planner Joanne Wilson and Friends of Recreation and 
Parks Administrator Leslie Schemel presented plans for and a 
rubbing of a bronze plaque for the entry gates of the 
Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park. 

The plaque read: These gates donated by 

Steve Silver 
Beach Blanket Babylon 
In memory of Cyril Magnin 

ORDERED : PHASE 1 , 1 1 , 1 1 1 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: approved by vote of Healy and LaRocca, no 

quorum. Will be placed on 6/3/91 Arts 

Commission agenda for resolution. 




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III. HOMELESS SHELTER/1001 POLK 

Asian Neighborhood Design/Dept. of Social Services 

Douglas Fong , Asian Neighborhood Design 

Tara Laraont , Bureau of Architecture 

Judith Schutzman, Department of Social Services 

PHASE I, II, II I (REQUESTED) 

Project Architect Douglas Fong presented plans and drawings 
for the renovation of 1001 Polk (@ Geary). Judith Schutzman 
provided some background information on the project. 

Prior to the 1989 earthquake the building was privately 
owned and used as a car garage. It was subsequently 
purchased by the City with funds from the Red Cross and used 
as a temporary shelter. It is now being permanently fitted 
as a homeless shelter expected to house approximately 225 
people, half men and half women. Construction includes 
seismic work, interior renovations, and renovation of exits, 
entrances, and the handicap ramp. The project budget for 
this building is 2.7 million, 25% of which is City General 
Fund. Landmarks Board approval for the Geary Street exit is 
in-progress . 

After discussion, Committee members agreed to only grant 
Phase II With Contingencies at this time. Project managers 
will need to re-present to the Committee for Final Phase II 
and for Phase III approvals. The contingencies are: 

a) new elevations for the Geary Street entrance showing 
the new flush design rather than the angled design; 

b) Art Enrichment compliance. 

ORDERED: PHASE II, WITH CONTINGENCIES 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Peter Wong, Bureau of Architecture, presented drawings and 
background information on the project. The police station 
is situated in the India Basin area of Bayview, on Newhall 
Street. The construction budget is approximately 2.5 
million. Art Enrichment compliance is in progress. 



Committee members had general comments on scale, proportion 
materials and detailing. Specifically, they requested that 
the following issues be addressed prior to Phase II review: 

1) materials and color be specified, examples supplied 
where possible; 

2) public entrance/portico to community room off 
Newhall Street be reconsidered. Committee members felt 
current design was too different from the rest of the 
building . 

3 ) front entrance to also be reconsidered in terms of 
size and proportion and whether the canopy is necessary. 
Committee members felt the front entrance was overstated. 

4) placement and selection of street trees and fences; 

5 ) Art Enrichment opportunities be considered or 
identified with AE staff, such as: the lobby, community 
room, central court, etc. 

ORDERED: PHASE I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. TOM WADDELL CLINIC/ 50 IVY STREET 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I, II 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture, presented drawings and 
summarized the project. The clinic, formerly called the 
Central Aids Clinic, is undergoing extensive renovation of 
its 6000 square foot interior, and reconstruction of the 
handicap entrance and the 2-car garage entrance. The garage 
area will become part of the clinic interior and its 
entrance will be transformed into a glass brick wall and 
standard door entrance. The project has both Landmarks 
Board and Building Inspection approval. 

Committee members generally approved of the design but asked 

that pedestrian-scale street lights and light, lacy leafed 

street trees also be installed to add a more human element 
to the now dreary ally. 

ORDERED: PHASE I. PHASE II, WITH CONTINGENCIES 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. ANTHONY STREET URBAN GARDEN/Encroachment 

Jaymont Properties 
Phase II Final 

Mark Stefan, Regional Vice President at Jaymont, re- 
presented the project to the Committee specifically 
addressing the Phase II contingencies placed by the 
Committee at its March 1991 meeting: to resolve placement 
and size of the sidewalk, whether a fence is necessary for 
dedicated play space for the children, and security 
lighting. 

Stefan stated that parks used for play space for children 
need not provide dedicated, enclosed space. In this case, 
however, the daycare operators will provide more 
supervisors. The sidewalk has been extended to make more 
room for pedestrians. Lighting will be attached to the 
building as well as on the ground—lighting the sculpture 
and up-lighting the trees. 

ORDERED: PHASE II FINAL 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VII. MILLBRAE/SF WATER DEPARTMENT 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase I, II 

To clarify terminology note that, within the Water 
Department and the PUC , the Millbrae project has Sector A, 
B, and C; and, within each sector are several construction 
phases. Sector A is completed as is Sector B, phase I. 
Being presented at this meeting is Millbrae Project Sector 
B, phase II--seeking Civic Design Phase II approval. 
Sector C, phases III (water quality) and IV (offices) will 
come to Civic Design for Phases I, II, III review at later 
dates . 

Ted Wisnia, Senior Project Manager, and architectural 
members of the Bureau's design team outlined the project and 
presented drawings. This project includes the North and 
South Shops, a fuel station, and landscaping (grading, 
drainage and plantings). The building are of a simple, 
functional design. They are being constructed of modular 
units of concrete masonry (composition stone) with steel 
roofing. The project budget for this Sector and phase is 
approximately 3-3.5 million. The budget for all Sectors and 
phases is approximately 10 million. 



This project includes extensive landscape design, including 
the preservation of a one hundred year old cork tree, 
numerous olive trees and other plantings and use of Art 
Enrichment funds to develop and implement a water- 
conservation, demonstration garden. Project managers and 
the Commission AE staff are pooling AE funds from all 
Sectors and phases of the Millbrae project to create the 
garden. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. BART ENTRANCE CANOPIES 
Dick Wenzel, BART 
Bob Reynolds, Bechtel 
Phase II, FINAL 

Bob Reynolds presented the newest designs for the canopy 
overhangs as requested by Civic Design at the May 13, 1991 
meeting. Upon discussion, Committee members selected the 30 
degree upward-lifted overhang design as being more dynamic 
and desirable. 

ORDERED: PHASE II, FINAL 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



IX. OLD BUSINESS 

Staff member Lambert delivered updates on several Civic 
Design business items. They were: 

1) New Library design. That a selection of staff 
members from the Arts Commission, Planning and DPW recently 
met to discuss timing and content of the Library EIR, 
clarification of contingency placed on Civic Design's Phase 
II approval for New Library design, and questions of purview 
and process for the Arts Commission relevant to the proposed 
movement of Pioneer Monument. 

Also that, concurrent with today's Civic Design meeting, 
Commission Acting Director Margie O'Driscoll was meeting 
with similar group of staff members and City Attorney Louise 
Renne to discuss the issues surrounding purview and process. 



2) Embarcadero Freeway Memorial. That the informal 
proposal to save a section of the Embarcadero Freeway as a 
commemorative had been, as requested by the Committee at its 
April 22, 1991 meeting, forwarded to the Embarcadero 
Citizens' Advisory Committee managed through Doug Wright, 
Deputy Mayor of Transportation. 

3) Market Street Granite Seating. That this item 
would appear on the June Civic Design agenda for further 
discussion. 



X. NEW BUSINESS 

No new business was presented. 



XI . ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 pm 

Submitted by: 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 



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Library Commission, 
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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
REGULAR MEETING 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1991 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
25 VAN NESS AVE. ROOM 70 
3:00 pm 



I. ROLL CALL PHASES 

II. MINUTES * 5/13/91 special meeting 

* 5/20/91 regular meeting 

* correction to 2/11/91 minutes 

III. 1 ELSIE STREET/ENCROACHMENT I, II, III 

John & Rhonda Schmidt 

IV. 228 GRANT STREET/ENCROACHMENT 1, 1 1, III 

Levy Design Partners 

V. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND & BUILDING I 

Bureau of Architecture/Dept of Rec & Park 

VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS I 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

VII. 343 SANSOME/LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT III 

Hines Interests Limited Partnership 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

Sate-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



VIII. 1001 POLK/HOMELESS SHELTER 

Asian Neighborhood Design 
Department of Social Services 

IX. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING 

Discussion 

X. OLD BUSINESS 

XI. NEW BUSINESS 

XII. ADJOURNMENT 



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REGULAR MEETING: 18 June 1991 

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25 VAN NESS AVENUE, #70 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:15 pm. 
I. ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
15.5 Grove Street 




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John Kriken 

Anne Healy 

Bob La Rocca 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:20 pm ) 



STAFF PRESENT 



Molly Lambert 



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MINUTES 



ORDERED 



MOVED : 



Approve minutes of 5/13/91 Special Meeting; 
approve minutes of 5/20/91 Regular Meeting; 
and, make correction to 2/11/91 Civic Design 
minutes to read "201 Harrison Street 
Encroachment/Phases I, II, III." 
La Rocca 



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CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



1 ELSIE STREET/ENCROACHMENT 

John and Rhonda Schmidt 
Phases I, II, III 



The Schmidt's presented sketches and photocopies of an 
existing fence which encloses a strip of public land 
adjacent to their property. The fence replaced a previous 
fence of similar height and material; the new fence 
eliminates a row of planter boxes, street side. The 
Schmidts claim that the fence is needed to keep trash from 
being dumped on the site (occurred prior to fence) and for 
security purposes. 

In opposition, neighbor Beverly Bagdorf presented 
photographs of the fence and site claiming that the fence 
was too stark and abrupt for the site. 

The Committee made the following contingencies for Phases I, 
II, III approval: 

1) to relocate back (length) of fence so that it is 
aligned with the house 

2) to pave around the perimeter, in front of fence 



3) to train plantings (green vines) to grow on street 
side of fence — all faces 

4 ) to accomplish the above tasks as soon as possible 
which will allow sufficient time for plantings to take hold 
and make a visual difference within six months. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II, III WITH CONTINGENCIES 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. 228 GRANT STREET/ENCROACHMENT 

Levy Design Partners 
Phases I, II, III 

Victoria Reynolds presented drawings of the proposed 
encroachment and photographs of the site. The project 
consists of a single, non-structural, granite-clad, canted 
column at the entrance to the building. Materials are: 
black granite and green plaster. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II, I II 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND AND BUILDING 
Bureau of Architecture ( BOA ) /Recreation & Park 
Phase I 

Project Architect Bob Nist presented schematic drawings and 
gave background information for the proposed project at 570 
Ellis Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. 

The Recreation and Park Department purchased the property 
( formerly an open lot and State garage ) for development as 
an inner-city playcenter for Tenderloin District children up 
to the age of sixteen. Design considerations include: 
utilizing a friendly, residential (yet "civic") scale; 
compatibility with the neighborhood; limited landscaping so 
tarmac games can be played; children-only access to building 
and playground; small entrance to limit loitering; and, a 
fence design that would preclude its use as a hanging device 
for the sale of used clothing. These issues were discussed 
with and developed by neighbors of the project through 
public meetings and community interaction. 

Art Enrichment ( AE ) compliance has been initiated. 
Commissioner Healy suggested that AE possibilities be 
identified by the project's Phase II presentation. 

Commissioner La Rocca suggested that the BOA look into using 
colored asphalt in the playground to soften its look, 



especially since many of the surrounding buildings are tall 
and residential and will have an overview of the playground 

Committee members generally agreed that the project 
successfully addresses many of the design and use issues 
previously identified but that the visual impact of the 
building is thematically overstated--particularly in 
reference to the use, or amount of use, of half-timbers. 
Committee members unanimously agreed that the design of the 
building needed to be stylistically simplified. 

ORDERED: PHASE I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

P. U . C . /Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase I (proposed) 

Richard Clair presented drawings of surface restrooms 
planned for installation at the "M" and "J" terminals. 

Commissioner La Rocca questioned why new designs were being 
considered when a design for operator restrooms was approved 
through Civic Design (and implemented) approximately two 
years ago. Clair stated that to his knowledge the new 
design was to be less expensive to build and better 
designed . 

The Committee requested that some background on the decision 
for redesign and the old plans be brought back to Civic 
Design for further Phase I consideration. 

ORDERED: PHASE I denied/postponed 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously denied/postponed 



VII. 343 SANSOME/LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT 

Hines Interests Limited Partnership 
Phase III 

Jim Morrison and Art Thompson reviewed the project to date 
and presented final project details, including discussion of 
pavement finishes, plantings and furniture. 

The project will use irregular groupings of 24" potted 
shrubs and benches. Plant types were previously reviewed 
and approved. Benches and trash bins previously presented, 
but not finalized, by the Committee were wooden; Morrison 
and Thompson presented new bench and bin designs made of 
metal of which the Committee approved. 






Concerning pavement the Committee suggested that the black 
concrete be a two punch pour, broom finish, continuous tone 
(not dusted or painted) with ground silica to create a black 
and grey "metallic" look. 

Morrison and Thompson agreed to the above recommendations. 

ORDERED: PHASE III 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. 1001 POLK/HOMELESS SHELTER 

Asian Neighborhood Design 
Department of Social Services 
Phase 11,111 

Wayne Barcelon of AND presented advanced plans for the 
project which included solutions to recommendations made by 
the Committee during Phase I approval. He stated that 
Landmarks approval was completed and that the project was 
exempt from Art Enrichment compliance although they will be 
doing some voluntary restoration of architectural elements 
as well as some art classes and programs once the facility 
is in operation. 

The Committee discussed and approved of the redesign of the 
Polk and Geary Street entrances and the Geary Street exit. 
They also reviewed and approved of the exterior lighting 
plans. Barcelon added that the whole neighborhood has 
recently had a street lighting upgrade. 

ORDERED: PHASE II, III 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IX. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING 

"AfiJn r (\\ This was a follow-up discussion from the April 22, 1991 
jtfc? \ *1'P' Civic Design meeting. (Note: the terms "bench" and 
ft> ■ "seating" are used interchangeably). 






Since April, Committee members had the opportunity to review 
use of the granite seats and the following observations were 
offered : 

* the benches are equidistant from the curb at each 
location on Market Street and are placed either singularly, 
in pairs, or in clusters of three. 

* single or pairs of benches attract a variety of 
usage, like mother's feeding children or workers eating 
lunch, whereas the clusters of benches can tend to become 
more of a hangout—which leads to a conflict between 
business and public use. 



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* the benches in front of the UN Hotel tend to be a 
cluster hangout. 

* none of the benches were in the way of doorways. 

* there is a reasonable turnover in use of the seating, 
except in front of the UN Hotel. 

After discussion, the Committee rendered the following 
policy concerning the proposed removal of granite seating on 
Market Street : 

1) None of the seating will be removed; 

2) the Arts Commission, under advisement of the Civic 
Design Review Committee, will consider relocation approval 
for individual benches only when special circumstances exist 
where the placement of the bench is in substantial conflict 
with the public benefit; 

3) should a bench be approved for relocation, it will: 

a) be placed within the existing corridor of 
Market Street served by the granite seating, 

b) be placed in an equally, or more, sunny site, 

c) re-establish the brick pattern consistent with 
the surrounding sidewalk; 

4) fiscal responsibility for relocation of a bench will 
be determined and administered by the Department of Public 
Works; fiscal responsibility will not be incurred or 
administered by the Arts Commission; 

5 ) recommendation of relocation sites to the Arts 
Commission (via Civic Design Review) is the responsibility 
of the Department of Public Works. 

ORDERED: MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING POLICY 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



X. OLD BUSINESS 

Staff member Lambert distributed copies of a City Attorney's 
opinion concerning purview, or lack therein, of the Arts 
Commission over design review of the Legion of Honor's 
Seismic Upgrade/Master Plan Project and over architectural 
projects of the Fine Arts Museums in general. 
(Ref: Arts Commission meeting of June 3, 1991) 



XI. NEW BUSINESS/ADJOURNMENT 

There being no new business to conduct, the meeting was 
adjourned at 5:35 pm. 



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REGULAR MEETING: July 15, 1991 

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MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sldar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

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Presidents of the 
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Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
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Arts Festivals 

CMc Art Collection 

CMc Design Review 

Meighborhood Arts 

'OPS Symphony Concerts 

'ublic Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



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MINUTES: Approval of 18 June 1991 minutes 

MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Recreation and Parks Department 



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REGULAR MEETING: 15 July 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
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MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:08 pm. 
I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Senny Lim 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

P^ii. Okamoto 



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Residents of the 
: lne Arts Museum 
Jbrary Commission, 
'tanning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
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DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
loanne Chow Winship 



'ROGRAMS 

\rts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

vleighborhood Arts 

'OPS Symphony Concerts 

'ublic Art Program 

Itreet Artists Licenses 



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Commissioners Present: John Kriken (departed 4:30 pm ) 

Anne Healy 
Bob La Rocca 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present: Molly Lambert 

Acting Program Director, Civic Design 

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE ITEM REMOVED FROM AGENDA AT THE 
REQUEST OF THE RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT 



II. MINUTES 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of 6/18/91 Regular Meeting 
with the following corrections to agenda 
item IX. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING: 

a) observation #1, text should read "the benches are 
equidistant from the storefronts..." 

b) observation #3, text should read "the seating in 
front of the UN Hotel tend to be a hangout." 

c) observation #5, text should read "there is 
generally a reasonable turnover in use of the 
seating . " 

d) policy item #3a, text should read "...be placed 
within the existing corridor of Market Street 
currently served by the granite seating." 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



III. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS (New Design) 
PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase I (requested) 

MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS (Old Design) 

Gene Gee, Principal Architect, and Ken Jew, Senior Project 
Manager, presented the previously approved drawings for the 
Old Design of the operator restrooms as requested by the 



Committee at its June 1991 meeting. The Old Design had been 
approved by the Arts Commission several years ago and are in 
use at various MUNI locations. 

MUNI's main concern with the Old Design is safety. The Old 
Design, where the entry door is center front (along the 
length of the structure), creates a narrow clear space 
making it difficult for MUNI operators to enter without 
getting too close to the tracks in many cases. They also 
expressed MUNI's desire to design a structure that was less 
expensive to produce and maintain. 

Committee members recommended that MUNI use the Old Design 
with one change to the design: that the entry be moved to 
the side of the structure, allowing for safe approach and 
passage into the structure. In addition, they reiterated 
their preference for the Old Design citing its utilitarian 
appearance (like a mechanical shed) rather than the more 
outhouse appearance of the New Design. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II, III WITH CONTINGENCIES (OLD DESIGN) 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 
Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Project Architect Gary Hoy presented background and design 
concepts for the project. Taraval Police Station, located 
on 24th Avenue between Santiago and Taraval, is undergoing a 
major remodel under the Earthquake Preparedness Bond. This 
includes a change in the building footprint as minor 
expansions to the basement level, the main floor, and the 
2nd story. The design of the new section of the structure 
attempts to expand upon the existing character of the 
building. The chain link fence at the gateway to the 
station will be replaced by a masonry and metal gate. 
Details concerning landscaping and materials will come with 
Phase II review. 

ORDERED: PHASE I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. MOSCONE CENTER/HOWARD STREET 
Staff Report and Discussion 



Curator Tonia Macneil, utilizing a model and detail boards, 
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Commissioner Kriken expressed his concern that Civic Design 
be given proper time to officially review the project. Both 
Kriken and Commissioner Okamoto questioned whether this 
project fell solely under the review of the Visual Arts 
Committee; both felt that it has significant Civic Design 
implications . 

Commissioner Healy felt strongly that this project falls 
clearly under the review of the Visual Arts Committee and 
reminded the Committee that two of the four members of the 
Civic Design Committee are also members of the Visual Arts 
Committee and have been an integral part of the Howard 
Street art enrichment process. 

It was decided that Commissioners Kriken and Healy, Chairs 
of the Civic Design and Visual Arts Committees respectively, 
will discuss the issue further with Commission Chair Sklar. 



(Commissioner Kriken departed the meeting). 



VI. EMBARCADERO PROMENADE PROJECT 
Staff Report and Discussion 

Public Art Director Jill Manton briefed the Committee on the 
plans for the new Embarcadero area and presented a model and 
summary of the artist/architect art enrichment proposal of 
the Acconci, Saitowitz and Solomon team. Emilio Cruz of the 
CAO ' s office was present for questions. 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no additional business of the Committee, the 
meeting was adjourned at 5:00 pm. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

POLICY STATEMENT 



MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING (BENCHES) 

In response to a request made by several merchants to 
consider removal of granite seating along the mid-Market 
Street corridor, the Arts Commission establishes the 
following policy: 



1) None of the seating will be removed; 

2) The Arts Commission, through its Civic Design 
Review Committee, will consider relocation approval 
for individual benches only when special 
circumstances exist where the placement of the bench 
is in substantial conflict with the public benefit; 

3) Should a bench be approved for relocation, it will: 

a) be placed within the existing corridor of 
Market Street currently served by the granite 
seating , 

b) be placed in an equally or more sunny site, 

c ) re-establish the brick pattern consistent with 
the surrounding sidewalk; 

4 ) Fiscal responsibility for relocation of a bench will 
be determined and administered by the Department of 
Public Works. Fiscal responsibility will not be 
incurred or administered by the Arts Commission; 

5 ) Recommendation of relocation sites to the Civic 
Design Review Committee of the Arts Commission is 
the responsibility of the Department of Public 
Works . 



REF : Arts Commission meeting: August 5, 1991 

Civic Design Review meetings: April 22, 1991 

June 18, 1991 
July 15, 1991 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
REGULAR MEETING: 19 August 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM, 2:00 pm 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Lim 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
. Okamoto 



I. ROLL CALL 

II. MINUTES: Approval of 15 July 1991 minutes 



III. 65 NEWBURG STREET/Encroachment 

Jon Twichell & Associates 
Phases: I, II, III 



IV. 567 GOLDEN GATE ( STARMART ENTRANCE ) /Encroachment 

Twinkle, Inc. /Martha Keller for Jeremiah Tower 
Phases I, II, III 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



V. 555 GOLDEN GATE & 150 REDWOOD ALLEY 
(STARS ENTRANCES) /Encroachment 

Twinkle, Inc . /Martha Keller for Jeremiah Tower 
Phases I, II, III 



VI. CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM BRIDGE 

SF Water Department 

San Mateo County, Department of Public Works 

Phase I 



PROGRAMS 

Arts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
4}i^54-9682 




VII. FIRE STATION #2 (CHINATOWN) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 



VIII. FIRE STATION #37 ( POTRERO HILL) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 



IX. MOSCONE PARK BUILDING EXTENSION (MARINA DISTRICT) 
Recreation and Parks Department 
Phases I, II, III 



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X. PORSTMOUTH SQUARE 

Recreation and Parks Department 
Phase II 



XI. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Phase I 



XII. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE & ENCROACHMENTS 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Phase III 



XIII. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND AND BUILDING 

Bureau of Architecture 
Recreation and Parks Department 
Phase II Final 



XIV. NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 

Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners 

Simon, Martin-Vegue , Winklestein & Morris 

Phase II Final 



XV. OLD BUSINESS 

XVI. NEW BUSINESS 

XVII. AJOURNMENT 



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REGULAR MEETING: 19 August 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, #70 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F, LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Rc^^Okamoto 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 

Arts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 

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Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:18 pm. 

I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 

Commissioners Present: John Kriken 

Anne Healy 
Bob La Rocca 

Staff Present: Molly Lambert 

Acting Program Director, Civic Design 



II. MINUTES 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of 7 July 1991 Regular 

Meeting 
MOVED: Healy 
CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



III. 65 NEWBURG STREET/Encroachment 

Jon Twichell & Associates 
Phases I, II, III 

Mr. Twichell presented drawings for a fence encroachment 
(both for extra height and placement) onto a sidewalk that 
boarders a private yard. Upon review the Committee made the 
following recommendations: 

* create a planting strip along the property side of 
the fence; 

* establish, within six months, visible vine growth 
that can cascade over the fence onto the street side. 

* plant suggestions: trumpet vine, jasmine or similar. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 




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IV. 567 GOLDEN GATE/555 GOLDEN GATE/ 150 REDWOOD ALLEY 

Encroachments/Starmart and Stars Entrances 
Twinkle, Inc. 
Phases I, II, III 

Martha Keller presented photographs of the entrances 
and the proposed placement of potted trees and carved, 
decorative lions ( f oo dogs). The Committee questioned the 
compatibility of the Italian styled terracotta pottery with 
the Chinese pieces and stipulated that they be placed 
further apart and that the carved pieces be placed on 
pedestal (stone or concrete, simple and attractive). The 
Committee expressed their appreciation for both these 
elements stating that they added more life to the street. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III with contingencies 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 

V. CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM BRIDGE 

San Mateo County/DPW 

San Francisco Water Department 

Phase I 

Gerald Green, Senior Engineer with the County of San Mateo 
Department of Public Works, briefed the Committee on the 
history of the dam and bridge, the proposed replacement of 
the bridge and improvements to the bridge environs. The 
project budget is approximately 3.5 million. 

The dam was constructed in the 1890s; the bridge was 
constructed on top of the dam in 1923. The San Andreas 
fault is 1000 feet away from the dam which withstood the 
1906 earthquake without damage. The County recently 
conducted a seismic study of the bridge in which it was 
concluded that the bridge would collapse in a big quake. 

The County has completed an evaluation of the historic 
significance of both bridge and dam. The dam apparently 
qualifies for placement in the National Register of Historic 
Places. The preparation of a 4-F statement and Finding of 
Effect is in progress with CalTrans and the Federal Highway 
Administration . 

Jim Leverson, Bridge Architect, presented specifics of 
bridge design and criteria. First, the bridge must be 
seismically secure to withstand a severe quake and it must 
Pj^^^ follow the same curve created by the dam. Second, the 

County wants to increase public access and use of the bridge 
by adding pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trails on 
either side of the vehicular lanes. This would also allow a 
view of the reservoirs from the bridge and the possibility 




of extending the Sawyer Camp Trail over the bridge and onto 
the old road system; this is currently in negotiation 
between the Counties of San Francisco and San Mateo. Third, 
San Mateo is planning to create an overlook area with bike 
racks and parking. 

In design, Leverson stated that they were making an effort 
to place the piers that hold up the section of the road over 
the spillway further back into the shadows than they are 
now--in order to diminish their visual impact--or to 
eliminate them using a parabolic span that widens into two 
transition spans. 

Commissioner Kriken initiated committee recommendations by 
suggesting that the bridge be treated as the visual leading 
edge when looking at the western face of the dam (Lower 
Reservoir/pedestrian trail side). He also suggested the 
architects pay special attention to the height and design of 
the railing so it too can be utilized as a strong horizontal 
visual element; he suggested it be visually strong at 42" 
and open above that. These points were generally agreed 
upon by the Committee. The project managers stated that the 
railing will be approximately 1 1/2 times the existing 
railing. Commissioner Kriken pointed out that if code 
dictates the height of such a railing being used on an 
equestrian trail, than this needs to be taken into account. 
The Committee discussed the design of the support technique 
for the pedestrian way and recommended that a bracket-like 
design be explored — one that would utilize the light and 
dark shadow interplay there. 

A discussion concerning the placement and designation of the 
pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trails identified several 
unresolved issues: 

* should the equestrian and pedestrian trail be one 
trail, as is the current design, since horse droppings may 
spoil the way for walkers; how will the droppings be 
controlled since it would not be desirable for them to make 
their way either onto the dam or into the water. 

* will equestrians be required to walk their horses 
across the bridge since the bridge surface will be wrong for 
riding and horses may need to be lead due to distraction 
from vehicular traffic. Commissioner Healy pointed out that 
this may change code requirements for the equestrian trail-- 
is it an equestrian trail on the bridge or is it a trail 
where pedestrians lead a horse. 

* should bicycles et al ( rollerbladers etc. ) have their 
own lane because of their speediness. 

ORDERED: Phase I with recommendations 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. FIRE STATION #2 (Chinatown) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I requested 

Clyde Cohen, Project Architect, presented a model and 
described the plans for Fire Station #2 located on Powell 
Street at Fisher Alley. The existing station will be 
demolished and the new design built in its footprint. 
Art Enrichment compliance is in progress. 

The Committee disapproved the design, citing the following 

^selection of massing materials ( pre-cast concrete 
with a board pattern surface) as being unsympathetic to the 
neighborhood; colored, quality stucco was suggested; 

* prism-like design of the bay windows rather than the 
more traditional bay window prevalent throughout the city; 

* design of the canopies over the telescoping doors, 

* awkward concentration of elements in one area of the 
front (glass canopies, garage doors, alleyway, bay ^ ndo ^' 
decorative facade elements, deck and railings, columns, and 
the corner angle). 

ORDERED: no motion was ordered. 



VII. FIRE STATION # 37 (Potrero Hill) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Bruce Flynn, Project Architect, presented site photographs 
and drawings of the proposed reconstruction of the fire 
Station at g 798 Wisconsin Street. The unenforced masonry 
structure is planned for demolition with only the old front 
facade being retained as an historical element to the 
design. Flvnn pointed out that the front entrance will be 
on the 20th Street side of the building which will allow a 
redesign of the interior space to include improved employee 
facilities, including those specifically for women. 

The Committee questioned use of the old facade as an 
historic reference, citing misgivings about this pra ice in 
General and specifically in this case since the facade was 
not historically rated. It was agreed that this deserved 
further investigation; it was also noted that the projec 
was to go to City Planning for an Environmental Evaluation 
as well . 



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Committee members complimented the design on its scale and 
massing. 

ORDERED: Phase I 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. MOSCONE PARK BUILDING EXTENSION 

Recreation and Parks Department 
Phases I, II, III 

Manager of this project Jon Hunttinger with the Rec/Park 
Department described plans to extend an existing structure 
on the park to include an area for tool storage. He 
presented photographs of the site located at Webster and Bay 
Streets showing the poured concrete pad already in place 
from prior construction to hold a utility trailer. Plans 
include the reestablishment of Virginia creeper vines around 
the structure. 

Committee members identified two contingencies: that the 
roofing material be green shingle and that flat skylights be 
used . 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III with contingencies 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IX. PORSTMOUTH SQUARE PHASE I REHAB (UPPER LEVEL) 
Recreation and Park Department 
Phase II 

Park Planner Debra Learner and Landscape Architect John 
Thomas ( DPW/BOE ) presented background information and plans 
for this next stage in the Portsmouth Square renovation 
project . 

Overall, the upper plaza will receive a more formal design 
treatment with dominant use of the octagon in both pavement 
(light bluish-grey) pattern and landscape furniture. 
Programatic and trafficking needs will improve and the upper 
level children's area will be expanded. Existing benches 
will be replaced with metal and wood ones, with the wood 
painted cinnabar red. The lighting fixtures will also be 
replaced. Committee members reviewed photographic examples 
of each and approved of the selection. Plantings will be 
upgraded and increased, with more lawn area in response to 
community input. The planting plan includes: evergreen and 
deciduous trees, raised annual beds and a selection of 
bonsai pruned evergreen pears. 




Commissioner La Rocca suggested that they consider using the 
hexagon shape which may be more in harmony with the Chinese 
architectural character of the park and environs. Also, 
that the designers create a dominant design element or area. 

ORDERED: Phase II with contingencies (revised paving 

patterns ) 
MOVED: La Rocca 
CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



X. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phase I 

Bill Carney, Landscape Architect and Project Manager with 
the Agency, presented the plan for plantings in the median 
which includes: low plantings in the central area to 
preserve the sight-lines between Verba Buena Gardens and St. 
Patrick's Church; and, on the East and West ends of the 
median, flowering pear trees. Upon discussion with the 
Committee, Carney agreed to consider decreasing the number 
and area of low shrubs and increasing the number and area of 
trees . 

ORDERED: Phase I 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



XI. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE SIDEWALK 
AND COLUMNS/Encroachments 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phases I, II, III 

Bill Carney presented plans for treatment of the sidewalk 
area and bridge columns ( sheathed aluminum panel ) . 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



XII. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phase III requested 

Architect Lawrence McEwen of MGA Partners, Philadelphia, 
briefed the Committee on the major design elements of the 
bridge and showed samples of materials, which included: 
sierra white granite, glass, and aluminum panel. The 
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was previously squared off and the upperside will have one 
slight arch. The grating/railing used on the bridge will 
inherit the planting materials along the railing span. The 
railing is 3.5 feet high. 

After discussion, the Committee deferred action on this item 
until the next meeting when they would like to review design 
and materials in more detail and, should Phase III approval 
be requested, construction documents. 

ORDERED: no motion was ordered. 



(Commissioner La Rocca departed the meeting at 6:00 pm ) 



XIII. NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 

Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners 

Simon, Martin-Vegue , Winklestein & Morris 

Jim Freed and Cathy Simon presented a brief recapitulation 
of the exterior and interior designs and highlighted recent 
changes made to the original design. Overall, the new 
design is less contemporary. 

Changes were made to the Grove Street entrance and to the 
Hyde and Grove Street facades, now including two levels of 
plantings (rather than one), light fixtures, an upper and 
lower band of steel ( rather than the regularly spaced bands 
spanning the height), and a more prominent tower design. 

Committee members felt the massing of the new design was 
still good but that it was a more conservative design, less 
dynamic, and that they preferred the previous and original 
design. 

They requested that prior to Phase III approval the 
architects refine the trellis design and the glass treatment 
at the Grove Street entrance. 



ORDERED: Phase II (pending EIR compatibility) 

Without a quorum, no vote could be taken; the item will go 
before the full Commission under Committee Report. 



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Joint Committee Agenda: 

3:00 I. Review of Embarcadero Promenade Art 

Project 

Presentation by Barbara Stauffacher 
Solomon and Stanley Saitowitz 

Regular Visual Arts Committee: 



3:30 I. 
3:35 II. 



Approval of July 31 Minutes 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval $68,000 contract increase 
for Michael Manwaring for work 
specified under Phase II of the 
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B. Approval of $5,000 Progress Payment 
to Shelley Jurs upon 50% completion 
of art work for Richmond Police 
Station . 

C. Authorization to make final payment 
of $3,500 to artist Jaap Bongers 
upon completion of installation of 
art work for Richmond Police 
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D. Authorization to 1) extend Jim 

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Nov. 30, 1991 and 2) to extend Jim 
Bernstein contract #2890010 through 
Nov. 30, 1991 and increase by 
$1,987.50 to cover the balance of 
conservation work at SFIA; and 
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E. Approval of Gail Reed, Director of 
Bayview Opera House as a voting 
member of the Artist Selection Panel 
for the the Bayview Police Station. 

F. Motion to formalize Arts Commission 
Policy to seek input and advice on 
Art Enrichment Projects from 
appropriate City Departments in the 
evaluation of project proposals 
relative to safety issues, 
maintenance, and seismic and 
engineering requirements. 

G. Motion to rescind $3,500 from 
contract with Delaney and Cochran, 
which was to habe been expended for 
bill board and poster design, 
because these items have been 
officially deleted from the Design 
Team's scope of work. 

3:40 III. Artist Initiated Projects 

A. "Clouds of Witness", mural project 
by Susan Cervantes, Selma Brown and 
Ron Goodman, proposed for Ingleside 
Community Center. 

B. "Plume" by John Ammirati, charcoal 
land drawing proposed for 
Candlestick Point State Recreation 
Area, with small projection on one 
block section of Hawes Street 
between Van Dyke and Underwood. 

C. "Goddess of Democracy"; Thomas Marsh 
Approval of pedastal material and 
color 

4:00 IV. Vallejo St. and Hospital Parking 

Garages 

Guest: Kevin Haggerty, Dept. of Parking 
and Traffic 
Artist Selection 

4:30 V. Muni Metro Portal Turnaround Project 

Panelist recommendations 



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Market St. 

Review of proposed programming and budget 

Gallery 

A. Approval of theme, selected artists 
and proposed works for "Faster , 
Faster, Kill! Kill!", or Alternate 
show proposed by Gallery Curator. 

B. Chain Reaction VII, Dec. 20 - Feb. 
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Moscone/ Howard St. 
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REGULAR MEETING: 16 September 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM, 3:00 pm 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Linn 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
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DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



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ROLL CALL 

MINUTES: Approval of minutes from the following 
meetings : 

-* - 1G August 1991 special — Hrm barcad o ro/P a rt ) 

* 19 August 1991 Regular 

* 28 August 1991 Special Joint with Visual 

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Bureau of Architecture 
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V. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase II 

VI. MILLBRAE SECTOR B, PHASE II/SF WATER DEPARTMENT 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase III 



PROGRAMS 

Arts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



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State-Local Partnership 

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Phases I, II, III 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 

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REGULAR MEETING: 16 SEPTEMBER 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
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Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:12 pm. 
I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 



OMMISSIONERS 

arbara Sklar 
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tanley Eichelbaum 
>aniel Genera 
j-ine Healy 
ohn Kriken 
obertF. LaRocca 

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3PS Symphony Concerts 

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Commissioners present: John Kriken, Chair 

Anne Healy 
Bob La Rocca 
Rai Okamoto 



Staff Present 



Molly Lambert 

Joanne Chow Winship (arrived 3:30) 

Susan Pontious (during Agenda Item IV.) 



Ms. Lambert announced that agenda item III. has been 
eliminated at BART ' s request and stated that she would give 
an update of that project to the Committee under Old 
Business . 



II. MINUTES 

Lambert asked that the Committee consider a revision to the 
August 19th minutes. Minutes item V., Crystal Springs Dam 
Bridge, third paragraph to read: 

"The County has completed an evaluation of the historic- 
significance of both bridge and dam. The dam apparently 
qualifies for placement in the National Register of Historic 
Places. The preparation of a 4-F statement and Finding of 
Effect is in progress with Caltrans and the Federal Highway 
Administration. " 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of 19 August Regular Meeting, and 

28 August Special Meeting. 
MOVED: La Rocca 
CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 




III. FIRE STATION #2 (Chinatown) 
Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Fire Station #2 is a new structure replacing an older, 
seismically unsound building. The neighborhood is mostly a 
residential/retail mix. Project Architect Clyde Cohen 




presented drawings and addressed design concerns voiced by 
the Committee at its August 19th meeting. Changes to the 
design include: 

* exterior will now use stucco instead of concrete; 

* roof level is now squared off at Fisher Alley; 

* shape of the Bay window is now more traditional; 

* canopies over the telescoping doors are now more 
simplified, lighter (glass with light-weight steel 
framing ) . 

Committee members generally agreed that the design could use 
even more simplification, particularly the upper level. 
Where previously they felt the design was too commercial, 
they questioned now whether this redesign is too 
residential. They recommended that the upper level be 
reconsidered and that the architect change the balcony and 
Bay window treatments to visually simplify the horizontal 
line. The Committee also asked that metal ballards be used 
instead of metal sheathing at the garage entrances. 

ORDERED: Phase I 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase II 

Jim Nelson of MUNI and Richard Clair of the PUC/UEB 
presented final design and materials selections for the 
revised MUNI operator restrooms. 

Because MUNI is having such a serious maintenance problem 
with the current design (graffiti on a rough concrete 
surface) they are proposing to use white glazed 4 x 6" 
vertical tile with dark grey grout. This latest proposed 
design has the entrance to the restroom on the side of the 
structure since the interior lay-out would not work with the 
door on the end. The door color will match the grout. 

ORDERED : Phases I , 1 1 , 1 1 1 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. MILLBRAE SECTOR B, PHASE II 

SF Water Department 
PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase III 



Project Engineer Stanley Kresicki of the PUC/UEB presented 
construction documents for the Millbrae SectorB, Phase II 
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surrounding grounds. Discussion was brief and focused 
mainly on the planting plans, particularly the removal of a 
eucalyptus row and the planting of a redwood grove in its 
stead along the northwest edge of the site. 

ORDERED: Phase III 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. OLD BUSINESS (BART CANOPIES) 

Staff member Lambert gave an update of the BART Canopies 
project, namely that BART and Bechtel have made several 
presentations to Planning Department staff and Commission 
and that some questions arose from them concerning design 
approval specifics, overall approval process and the role of 
the Planning Commission/Department, if any. 

Committee members generally agreed that it is beneficial to 
have constructive input from other City Departments when 
relevant, but that such input should not imply a sharing of 
mandated purview. 

The Committee asked Lambert to request copies of any written 
comments BART may have received from Planning or other civic 
or community groups who have reviewed the project as well as 
any additional visual materials (photo-montage etc. ) BART 
and Bechtel may have developed since they last met with 
Civic Design/Arts Commission. There was some discussion 
suggesting that prior to Phase III Civic Design review, the 
Committee may ask to see a mock-up of one of the canopies. 

Commissioner La Rocca stated that the Arts Commission, via 
the Civic Design Review Committee, should take a lead role 
in communications with Planning, as well as BART. The 
Committee was in agreement. Committee and staff also agreed 
to develop better methods to interact with Planning earlier 
in the review process when advantageous. 



VII. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phases I, II, III 

Bill Carney of Redevelopment and Architect Fred Foote 
presented construction documents for the pedestrian bridge 
that connects CB2 with CB3 . Subsequent committee discussion 
mainly confirmed overall design elements, materials and 
structural specifications including the following: 

* The walkway measures 13' by 20' with black and white 
granite in a chevron-like pattern and low-level recessed 
lighting every ten feet; 



* there are two rectangular bar, welded steel rails. 
The interior one is a pedestrian handrail, the exterior a 
guardrail that also serves as support for the plantings--a 
herringbone trellis design; 

* the plantings are of the gooseberry family and are 
expected to partially incorporate with the guardrail; 
because of the wind factor in that location they may need to 
be tied to the structure for initial establishment. The 
planting receptacles are irrigated and drained; 

* the superstructure consists of a double arched span. 
The two arches are dissimilar due to the location of the 
columns--determined by existing weight load from 
subterranean Moscone Complex; 

* the support columns are round and covered in the 
same white steel panel used on Moscone and the other Yerba 
Buena structures. 

NOTE: Staff member Lambert clarified placement of this item 
on the agenda for Phases I, II and III approval. Whereas 
this project has come before this Committee several times 
prior, for Phases I and II, those minutes did not clearly 
reflect specific approval for the bridge. Lambert felt it 
necessary and proper to have full and clear approvals. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, II I 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. NEW BUSINESS 

Cultural Affairs Director Joanne Chow Winship asked the 
Committee to consider a motion to the full Commission to 
extend Molly Lambert's contract through November 16, 1991. 

ORDERED: Motion for extention of contract to Molly Lambert 

through November 16, 1991. 
MOVED: Healy 
CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
REGULAR MEETING: 21 OCTOBER 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM, 3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Rr^Okamoto 



I. ROLL CALL 

II. MINUTES 



III. LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT /Additional 

Hines Interests 
Phases I, II, III 



IV. FENCE ENCLOSURE MISSION STREET PLAYGROUND 

Recreation and Park Department 
Phases I, II, III 



Bollards 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 

Arts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



V. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Phase II 



VI. EMBARCADERO PLAZA PROJECT 

Discussion 



VII. WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT 

Discussion 



VIII. OLD BUSINESS: 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 

X. ADJOURNMENT 



Fire Station 1*37 (Potrero Hill) update 
BART update 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
REGULAR MEETING: 21 OCTOBER 1991 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM, #70 
2 5 VAN NESS AVENUE 

Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:12 pm. 

I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 

Commissioners Present: John Kriken, Chair 

Bob La Rocca 
Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:45pm) 

Staff Present: Molly Lambert 

Joanne Chow Winship 

Jill Manton (during items VI and VII) 

Lambert asked that items VI and VII be taken at approximately 
3:45 pm since Curator Jill Manton is presenting and she will need 
to leave early for another meeting. 

'■oval of minutes will be taken when a quorum has been reached. 

■T. ...,s approved without a quorum will go to the full Commission 
under Committee Report. 

II. LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT/ADDITIONAL BOLLARDS 
Hines Interests 

Phases 1,11,111 

Art Thompson presented plans for ten horsehead bollards to be 

placed on Halleck Street, around the corner from the Leidesdorff 

development. The bollards will be painted black and match those 
already installed on Leidesdorff. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: No motion could be made and approved without a quorum; 
Committee members present voiced their approval. 



III. FENCE ENCLOSURE: MISSION STREET 
Recreation and Park Department 
Phases I, II, III 



PLAYGROUND 




Dennis Neal presented background information, photographs and a 
site plan of the playground area and the proposed fence. The 
area is currently used for a variety of illegal activities 

w -t- icularly inappropriate to a children's playground. The 
^--rtment would like to enclose the play area with a four foot 
n^jh, standard chain-link, cyclone fence. If budget allows, they 




pr :_ J . use a vinyl-clad link. Committee members urged the 
Department to use black vinyl-clad. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: No motion could be made or approved without a quorum; 
Committee members present voiced their approval. 



IV. EMBARCADERO PLAZA 

Staff Update: Jill Manton 

Manton listed the consulting firms that were selected for the 
Embarcadero Plaza study. They are currently in the contract 
process with the Planning Department. They are: 

Urban Design & Landscape Architecture -- ROMA et al 
Pedestrian Planning -- ROMA et al 
Cost Estimation — Don Todd 

Public Art & Graphic Design — Helene Fried (curator) 

Tom Marioni (artist) 
Keilani Tom (graphic designer) 

Commissioner Kriken asked that Civic Design have an initial 
review session with ROMA, as well as several periodic reviews 
throughout the process. 

L ~»n asked that Committee members review and comment on the 
„i.al Embarcadero Urban Design and Transportation 
Recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee that were 
distributed with the agenda packets. She will relay comments to 
the Citizens Advisory Committee; or, should Civic Design want a 
more formal review, such arrangements would have to be made with 
the Planning Department. 



V. WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT 
Staff Update: Jill Manton 

Sasaki is the Urban Design consultant for the Waterfront 
Transportation Project, under the City's Chief Administrator's 
Office. They will review and comment upon existing urban design 
criteria to the Port who has ultimate authority over design and 
development . 

Kriken requested that staff contact the CAO's office as soon as 
possible to formalize role of Civic Design, both in these early 
stages and throughout the review process. He would like Civic 
Design contact with Sasaki by mid-November. 



VI. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 
SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phase II 

STnmittee members reviewed revisions to the lay-out and planting 



HJ-ans which included considerations to tree spacing, pedestrian 
traffic sightlines, street furniture, utilities and curb cuts. 
Trees will be Bradford Pear (flowering) and will have metal tree 
grates and guards when used on sidewalks. Central median will 
include shrub beds. Plantings will be irrigated. 

At either end of the central median, the Agency plans to install 
two, 3 foot, white carved granite YBC insignia pylons. 
Commissioner Kriken suggested the Agency consider adding the date 
to the pylons. 

ORDERED: Phase II 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VII. NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Kriken recommended that the Arts Commission review 
current standards for Commission-approved street artist 
structures as well as selection and quality control procedures. 
After discussion it was decided that this would be handled 
initially at staff level with subsequent recommendations to Civic 
Design and Street Artists Committees. 



vij.1. OLD BUSINESS 

It was generally agreed that for subjects of mutual interest 
between the Civic Design Committee of the Arts Commission and the 
Planning Department or Commission, a method of cooperative input 
should be established and implemented. Winship will contact 
Wayne Hu, Chair of the Planning Commission. 



IX. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 prn 

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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 

3:00 PM 
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



1991 



MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Urn 

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AGENDA 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of October 21, 1991 minutes 

III. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 
Phase III 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Bill Carney 
Willie Lang, Omi Lang Assoc. 

IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 
570 ELLIS ST. 
Phase II 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Appleton, Robert Nist, Andrew Maloney 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



V. OLD BUSINESS 

VI. NEW BUSINESS 

Re-scheduling of meetings for January and February 
due to conflicts with holidays on third Mondays. 



DIRECTOR OF VII 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



ADJOURNMENT 



PROGRAMS 

Arts Festivals 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

November 18, 1991 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken None 

Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Reveiw Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 



ca The minutes from the October 21, 1991 Civic Design Review Committee meeting 
ains.Ph.D. were approved as presented. 

MOVED: LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous 

BERS 

III. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 

i San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 

^on Bill Carney, Willie Lang (Omi Lang Assoc.) 

'ark' Phase III 

Bill Carney of the Redevelopment Agency and Willie Lang of Omi Lang Assoc. 
5 presented the plans of the Mission Street Median identifying previous 
iship Committee concerns. Phase III was approved as presented. 

(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes August 19, 1991 Phase I 

approval; October 21, 1991 Phase II approval) 

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!W ORDERED: Yerba Buena Gardens Mission Street Median Approved 

^oncerls Phase III 

' MOVED: LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous 



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IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 

Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Nist, Andrew Maloney 
Phase II 




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IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND (cont.) 

Mr. Robert Nist of the Bureau of Architecture briefly reviewed the project 
located to 570 Ellis in the Tenderloin area of the city. Two proposed 
modifications to the exterior of the building which addressed 
Commissioner's concerns raised during the Phase I approval of the project 
were presented. Commissioners preferred the design which eliminated most 
of the half-timbers from the exterior. One change identified by Mr. Nist 
involved the tile roof. The roof would now utilize a green celadon tile. 
The Committee thought the green tile to be very desirable. Exterior 
building color and window molding colors were discussed and the Committee 
requested that variations of proposed colors be presented at the December 
meeting. Landscape Architecture will also be asked to make a presentation 
on the fence and lighting issues for the project at the December Civic 
Design Review Committee meeting. There was no motion. 
(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes June 18, 1991 Phase I approval) 

V. OLD BUSINESS 

New Main Library 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager, presented, for Committee review, draft 
copies of the Environmental Impact Report document for the New Main 
Library. A feasibility study by O'Brien-Kreitzberg on the proposed 
locations for relocation of the Pioneer Monument was also presented for 
Committee review and information. 

Waterfront Transportation Project 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager, reported that she had requested of the 
CAO's staff the scheduling an informal meeting with Sasaki, the Port and 
the Arts Commission to discuss Civic Design Committee Review concerns. 
Commissioners Kriken and Okamoto will be notified once the meeting time has 
been scheduled. 

VI. NEW BUSINESS 

Due to holiday conflicts for the months of January and February, Civic 
Design Review Committee meetings will be held on the second Mondays of each 
month. (January 13 and February 10, 1992). 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was 
adjourned at 4:20 p.m. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

3:00 PM 

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AGENDA 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of November 18, 1991 minutes 

ITEM III WILL BE REVIEWED DURING A JOINT SESSION OF THE CIVIC 
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

/ III. EMBARCADERO PLAZA 
Discussion 
Planning Commission 
ROMA 

pIV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 

Howard Wong 

/ V. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 
570 ELLIS ST. 
Phase II 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Appleton, Robert Nist. Andrew Maloney 

/VI. SUNSET BRANCH LIBRARY 

Phase III 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 

Glen Hunt 




VII. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I, II 
Parking Authority 
Whistler Patri Architects 
Marie Zeller, Dana Merker 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 

Discussion of Proposed Civic Center Master Plan 
X. ADJOURNMENT 
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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 16, 1991 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 
I . ROLL 




Commissioners Excused 
John Kriken (CDR) 
Rai Okamoto (CDR) 
Amalia Mesa-Bains (VAC) 



CDR = Civic Design Review 



Commissioners Present 
Anne Healy (VAC/CDR) 
Robert LaRocca (VAC/CDR) 
Barbara Sklar (VAC) 
Nancy Boas (VAC) 

VAC = Visual Arts Committee 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

A Special Joint meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee and the Visual 
mArts Committee was held for the Embarcadero Plaza Discussion. 

II. EMBARCADERO PLAZA 

Planning Commission 

Eva Lieberman 

ROMA Design Group 

Boris Dramov, Helen Fried 

Discussion 

Boris Dramov of ROMA Design Group identified for the Joint Committee the 
principals and subcontractors involved in the Embarcadero Plaza project. 
ROMA's role is that of lead consultant on the urban design portion of the 
project. The City is doing most of the transportation components of the 
plan. Mr. Dramov then described the process. The first six months of the 
process is concentrated conceptual planning. At the end of six months a 
concept will be formulated. During the process, ROMA is scheduled to meet 
with specific departments, agencies and advisory groups (Citizens Advisory 
Committee for the Embarcadero Project [CACEP], Technical Advisory Committee 
[TAC], Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Recreation and Pa- 
Commission, Port Commission, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency). Three 
meetings with each department or agency has been scheduled to allow for 
input into the process. At the end of the process a draft plan will be 
prepared and official actions proposed in twelve months. ROMA's goal is to 
tie together all the varied elements converging in the Embarcadero Plaza. 
Mr. Dramov invited the Commissioners to address their concerns. 



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^1. Embarcadero Plaza (cont 

Concerns expressed by the Commissioners were: 

1. The Civic Design Review Committee has been striving to retain the 
ambiance of a working waterfront and has identified for the Port 
Commission's Waterfront Transportation Project design criteria which might 
achieve the desired affect. 

2. It is very important that ROMA coordinate with the Waterfront 
Transportation Project on design elements which should be carried into the 
Embarcadero Plaza. ROMA also needs to keep abreast of the review process 
for the Waterfront Transportation Project currently being performed by 
Sasaki. Decisions are still in the process of being which will effect the 
final appearance of the Waterfront. 

3. The Embarcadero Plaza is a great civic opportunity and needs careful 
planning. Justin Herman Plaza is an important open space which bleeds in 
all directions. Existing works of art in the Plaza and how they are 
governed by the existing California Art Preservation Laws should be 
considered. 

4. The Arts Commission wants more involvement than three meetings as 
scheduled. The Commission wants involvement and representation at any 
meetings effecting Art Enrichment projects. The Arts Commission is to have 
ongoing participation, coordination and guidance with the Public Art 
component. 

ft was agreed that ROMA should receive copies of Civic Design Review 
committee recommendations for the waterfront which had been presented to 
the Port Commission for consideration and that the Civic Design Review 
committee would read the Citizen's Advisory Recommendations for the 
Embarcadero Plaza. It was also agreed that a walk through of the site with 
ROMA and the members of the Arts Commission would be of great benefit. 

After the discussion with ROMA, Commission President Barbara Sklar 
requested that the Director of Cultural Affairs notify city departments 
the Charter section concerning the hiring of outside consultants when 
expertise already exists within the City, specifically in regards to the 
Commission's public art program and staff. (REF: Charter Section 8.300- 

This concluded the joint session of Civic Design Review and Visual Arts 
Committees. Commissioners Sklar and Boas departed. 

THERE BEING NO QUORUM, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE INFORMATION ONLY. 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UAL PARKING GARAGE 

Bureau of Architecture 

Howard Wong, Clyde Cohen, Andy Maloney, John Thomas (Landscape) 

Phase I 

Mr. Howard Wong of the Bureau of Architecture identified the site of the 
parking garage being designed for United Air Lines employee parking. The 



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■ I. San Francisco International Airport UAL Parking Garage (cont.) 

site is on South Airport Boulevard off highway 101 near the United Airlines 
facilities. The airport has requested a simple structure with low 
maintenance requirements. Plans for a seven story parking facility was 
presented. Incorporated into the design was four corner turrets which form 
the ramps for entering and exiting traffic and a pedestrian bridge. Each 
turret has a different treatment at the top and was a different color. The 
project has a $450,000 art enrichment budget. 

The Commissioners liked the horizontal design of the building stating that 
it was quite elegant, but instructed the architects to redesign the tower 
forms. Commissioners felt the forms to be too arbitrary. The architects 
were instructed to simplify the structural elements making for a more 
classical approach to the finish of the towers. The slope of the ramp on 
the pedestrian bridge was needed to be adjusted. The Commissioners felt 
that the visibility of the garage to passing traffic presents an 
opportunity for a wer : / visible art enrichment project and instructed the 
Bureau of Architecture to work with the public art coordinator for the 
airport for an art enrichment concept. There was no motion. 

IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 

Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Nist, Andrew Maloney 
Phase II 

requested at the November 18th Civic Design Committee meeting, Mr. Nist 
r eturned with new colors for the exterior of the Tenderloin Children's 
Playground facility. The building color was more pink. The window 
treatment was identified and accepted as a dark green trim with a creamy 
aluminum color. A landscaping plan for the fence and playground was 
presented and discussed. The Commissioners agreed to submit a 
recommendation for Phase II approval under Civic Design Committee Report at 
the January 6th, 1992 Arts Commission meeting. 

(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes June 18, 1991 Phase I approval 
Civic Design Review Committee Minutes November 18, 1991) 

V. SUNSET BRANCH LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 
Glen Hunt 
Phase III 

Glen Hunt of the Bureau of Architecture presented the proposed lighting for 
the Sunset branch library. The fixtures are a molded cast design which 
repeats the design of the roof hip. Mr. Hunt explained that there will be 
no landscaping for the project. Commissioners suggested that Belgian Block 
cobble or hastings pavers could be used on the 2 foot wide raised curb in 
lieu of landscaping. The Commissioners agreed to submit a recommendation 
for Phase III approval under the Civic Design Committee report at the 
January 6, 1992 Arts Commission meeting. 
(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes January 14, 1991) 



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I. OLD BUSINESS 

Til. NEW BUSINESS 

PROPOSED CIVIC CENTER MASTER PLAN 

The Commissioners were asked by staff to comment on the proposed Civ 
Center Master Plan. The general feeling of the Commissioners was that the 
plan is too rigid". It was also felt that some subject discussions were 
very specific while other portions of the plan were under developed. The 
Commissioners feel that the plan should allow for variety. The 
Commissioners also felt that the section which discusses art is too defined 
and limiting. 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

The Commissioners departed at 5:30 PM. 



Submitted by: 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



MINUTES. WPS/1/22/92 




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